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The Register: SGI releases XFS file system to Linux community

Aug 12, 1999, 15:55 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

[ Thanks to Moscito for this link. ]

"SGI yesterday followed up on its promise to wholeheartedly support Linux and the open source community -- it released under the General Public Licence (GPL) those portions of its XFS journaling file system that it owns.

"The decision to release XFS under an open source licence was announced last may, but the actual release of the software yesterday was an important signal that SGI is serious about its support for Linux, part of CEO Rick Belluzzo's recovery strategy for the company.

"XFS will bring to Linux a file system that not only tracks the location of files within a storage medium but records file access activity and how the location of those files changes over time."

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