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Re: Debian GNU/Hurd 2019 released!

Richard Braun <rbraun@sceen.net> writes:

> On Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 08:37:54PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
>> >   1. The installer uses ext2.
>> …
>> > Regarding (1), ext2 seems a bit unusual in 2019, but it may be a
>> > design decision. It may be worth noting ext4 is a journaled file
>> > system and ext2 is not.
>> The reason for ext2 is that this is not just an ordinary ext2, but one
>> which supports setting passive Hurd translators on nodes (started on
>> access to the filesystem node).
> The real reason is history. Noone did work to get ext4 in, but ext2
> on the other hand was there from the start. How can people imagine
> this is a design decision at all ?

I thought that was clear from my post, but see now that it isn’t. The
simple reason is that ext4 needs to be adjusted, to be used. I hope
someone will do that, but it hasn’t been done yet. Someone has to step
up and do it.

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein
ohne es zu merken

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