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Re: High Performance File Systems

From: "Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <grog@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 11:49:24 +0930

On Monday,  4 August 2003 at 20:48:28 -0500, Chip Norkus wrote:
> 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.
>> 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? ;)

I had relatively good contacts with VERITAS a few years back, and they
were very BSD-friendly.  Unfortunately, the marketeers weren't.

VERITAS is quite old now.  If I were to consider porting a file
system, it would probably be XFS.  In that case, it would be nice to
be able to get something closer to the original XFS, before it was
converted to fit Linux: I think that would involve significantly less
porting work.  Possibly Sam Leffler would have an idea.

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