"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
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