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Re: Debian GNU/Hurd 2019 released!

Jeffrey Walton <noloader@gmail.com> writes:

> On Sat, Jul 13, 2019 at 2:48 PM Richard Braun <rbraun@sceen.net> wrote:
>> 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 ?
> Well, I can't speak for others, but for me, ext2 is there. Ext4 has
> been available for over 10 years. There has to be a good reason for
> selecting ext2 over ext4 a decade after the fact.

The good reason is that 10 years ago, the Hurd did already have a
working filesystem for 15 years. And the handful of part-time devs did
not port to ext4, because other issues were more important to them.

> Also, the Hurd docs don't state no one has done the work. Confer,
> https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/translator/ext2fs.html . I
> would not advertise that either :)
> Finally, there are no open issues for the ext4 migration. Confer,
> https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/tag/open_issue_hurd.html .

Would you like to add it?

→ https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/contributing/web_pages.html

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

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