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Re: GFS, what's remaining

From:  Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-osdl.org>
To:  David Teigland <teigland-AT-redhat.com>
Subject:  Re: GFS, what's remaining
Date:  Thu, 1 Sep 2005 03:59:39 -0700
Cc:  linux-fsdevel-AT-vger.kernel.org, linux-cluster-AT-redhat.com, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

David Teigland <teigland@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> Hi, this is the latest set of gfs patches, it includes some minor munging
>  since the previous set.  Andrew, could this be added to -mm?

Dumb question: why?

Maybe I was asleep, but I don't recall seeing much discussion or exposition
of

- Why the kernel needs two clustered fileystems

- Why GFS is better than OCFS2, or has functionality which OCFS2 cannot
  possibly gain (or vice versa)

- Relative merits of the two offerings

etc.

Maybe this has all been thrashed out and agreed to.  If so, please remind me.



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