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Source code for Linux XFS now available!

Mar 30, 2000, 20:51 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Mostek)

[ Thanks to Jeff Garzik for this link. ]

Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 14:12:43 -0600 (CST)
From: Jim Mostek mostek@sgi.com
To: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu, linux-fsdevel@vger.rutgers.edu
Subject: Source code for Linux XFS now available!

>>>>>>>>>>> Source code for Linux XFS now available! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<

A complete linux 2.3.99pre2 tree including the XFS filesystem is available for
cvs checkout.

Please refer to: http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/cvs_download.html
for instructions.

A snapshot of the CVS tree is also availble:
ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/ftpdir/03302000linux-2.3-xfs.tgz
This tar file will not be generated on a reqular basis.
A "cvs update -d" should be performed once the tree is download and 
unpacked.

*************** PRELIMINARY WORK IN PROGRESS CODE *****************

While most of the basic functionality of the XFS file system 
is working, this code is still very unstable. 

IT MAY CRASH OR HANG YOUR SYSTEM! sooner or later.
THIS IS BLEEDING-EDGE CODE.

This release has only been tried on IA32 systems.
People are certianly free to work on getting it running
on other architectures.

Many of the more advanced XFS features are yet to be completed:

        Guaranteed Rate IO
        Direct IO (Raw I/O)
        Real time IO
        Delayed Allocation
        Integration with Volume Managers
        Access Control Lists.
        etc...

For a list of items currently being working on or soon to be worked on refer to:
http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/todos.html

This list will updated as new items are found.

A beta release is planned in a few months and at that time we will release
an xfs rpm.

There is a linux-xfs@oss.sgi.com mail list that you can subscribe to and
watch problems/issues as the get fixed and are found.

Please e-mail linux-xfs with any issues/problems/... that you find in the
code or while running.  

If you want to help with specific work items,
please e-mail xfs-masters@oss.sgi.com.

Thanks,

The XFS Team.