"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)...'"