DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-08
Re: High Performance File Systems
On Monday 04 August 2003 08:42 pm, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
> One thing BSD is lacking is the support of other higher-end file
> sytems... like XFS, JFS, Veritas, ReiserFS.
What about HPFS? *grin*
As far as the journaling filesystems, UFS + Softupdates yield (from my
experience anyways) performance at least as good as Linux filesystems. I
think part of the problem with these other filesystems (excluding maybe
Veritas) is that they are GPL tainted, and so they'd either have to be
explicitly user-installed or new fs systems which are BSD licensed would
have to be written which were compatible with them.
> Will DragonFly BSD be working to port or otherwise incorporate a
> high-performance file system? This would be imperative in a
> high-availability clustering solution. I doubt, however, that
> Veritas will port VxFS to FreeBSD; I think the Linux port alone was to
> ride out the market wave. I could be wrong.
You are probably correct as far as veritas goes. What are the merits of
their filesystem? Is it as cumbersome as their other software? ;)
: Meaning no particular disrespect to the GPL, only that importing GPL
code forces the GPL on other parts of the system because of the GPL's
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