That massive filesystem thread
Posted Apr 1, 2009 21:37 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: That massive filesystem thread
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It is a worthless effort. Each filesystem must keep its house clean. Why invent a new system call which cannot (by necessity) be honored by ext2, or ext4 without a journal? Everything is working now fine in ext3, and if it doesn't work right in ext4 people will just look for a different filesystem.
After reading that Linus is not pulling from Mr Tso's trees made me suspect. Well, now that Ts'o's commit rights have been officially revoked I think that the whole discussion is moot. I wonder if the next ext4 head maintainer will learn from this painful experience and just do the right thing.
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