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Linux: ext4 Development Status

May 01, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Theodore Ts'o posted an update on the ext4 filesystem, 'I've respun the ext4 development patchset, with Amit's updated fallocate patches. I've added Dave's patch to add ia64 support to the fallocate system call, but *not* the XFS fallocate support patches. (Probably better for them to live in an xfs tree, where they can more easily tested and updated.) Yes, we haven't reached complete closure on the fallocate system call calling convention, but it's enough for us to get more testing in -mm.' Jeff Garzik noted that none of this development was happening in the kernel as originally planned, 'why isn't this stuff going upstream rapidly? AFAICT nothing much at all has happened upstream besides a mass renaming? The whole point of having ext4 in the kernel is to do development upstream, in the public view, getting new stuff in ASAP (even if that means changing or pulling some stuff later)...'"

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