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Re: HFS Plus on Linux ?

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 02:56:09PM +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> >Ethan, do you have any specific information on when/how HFS was corrupted?
> >What kernel versions?
> >
> >I've heard about this problem for a while, but I haven't seen anything that
> >talked about what specific operations were performed to create the
> corruption.
> I can't tell for corruption (well, I did _once_ have a file written from
> linux appearing corrupted on macos), but I know HFS has some nasty locking
> bugs. At least on SMP kernels, it can easily lockup the box.
> One problem with writing filesystems for linux is that the locking rules
> and the underlying cache semantics keep changing. 

Then why are so many FSes supported in Linux? ;)

Yes, I know that once it has been included in the mail kernel that when
those underlying APIs are changed that the FSes that use them are usually
changed with them...  Though, that isn't always the case.


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