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Request for pulling exofs for 2.6.30

From:  Boaz Harrosh <>
To:  Linus Torvalds <>, Andrew Morton <>, open-osd mailing-list <>
Subject:  [GIT PULL] Request for pulling exofs for 2.6.30
Date:  Thu, 02 Apr 2009 19:25:46 +0300
Message-ID:  <>
Cc:  Jeff Garzik <>, James Bottomley <>, Linux Kernel <>, linux-scsi <>, linux-fsdevel <>, Stephen Rothwell <>
Archive-link:  Article

which is available in the git repository at:

  git:// for-linus

Boaz Harrosh (9):
      exofs: Kbuild, Headers and osd utils
      exofs: file and file_inode operations
      exofs: symlink_inode and fast_symlink_inode operations
      exofs: address_space_operations
      exofs: dir_inode and directory operations
      exofs: super_operations and file_system_type
      exofs: export_operations
      exofs: Documentation
      fs: Add exofs to Kernel build

The filesystem code was reviewed on linux-fsdevel, linux-scsi
and linux-kernel Mailing lists. They went through 7 cycles
of reviews, until comments stopped.

The exofs tree above was in linux-next since 2.6.29-rc1

All the pre-requisites for this code have been accepted upstream
through scsi-misc tree. That is the open-osd osd_initiator library.

There is also a user mode osd-api and exofs user-mode mount and
mkfs.exofs utilities. They are all fully GPLed projects.

The project is hosted on a dedicated server at
There's a modest Wiki and an active mailing lists. There are a few
users mostly students that use osd for their personal projects, and
one main user, Panasas which I work for.

At one of the mails Andrew Morton suggested you might want to pull
the git-tree directly, instead of him pushing it through his tree?

Please tell me if you need any more information in order to formulate
an opinion.

 Documentation/filesystems/exofs.txt |  176 +++++
 fs/Kconfig                          |    2 +
 fs/Makefile                         |    1 +
 fs/exofs/BUGS                       |    3 +
 fs/exofs/Kbuild                     |   16 +
 fs/exofs/Kconfig                    |   13 +
 fs/exofs/common.h                   |  184 +++++
 fs/exofs/dir.c                      |  672 ++++++++++++++++++
 fs/exofs/exofs.h                    |  180 +++++
 fs/exofs/file.c                     |   87 +++
 fs/exofs/inode.c                    | 1303 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 fs/exofs/namei.c                    |  342 +++++++++
 fs/exofs/osd.c                      |  153 ++++
 fs/exofs/super.c                    |  584 ++++++++++++++++
 fs/exofs/symlink.c                  |   57 ++
 15 files changed, 3773 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/filesystems/exofs.txt
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/BUGS
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/Kbuild
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/Kconfig
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/common.h
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/dir.c
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/exofs.h
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/file.c
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/inode.c
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/namei.c
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/osd.c
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/super.c
 create mode 100644 fs/exofs/symlink.c

Thank you very much in advance
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