DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-09
Re: Filesystems again (was Re: cache_lookup() work this week.)
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Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> It's in GPL license. Check ->
> His attitude seems to be little flexible to me, no? Well, who cares.. All
> I care is Hans Reiser's answer of 'yes' or 'no' for BSD license or
> whatever. :-)
Yeah, it's GPLd " This project is GPL'd, but I sell exceptions to the GPL to
commercial OS vendors and file server vendors. It is not usable to them without
It used to have a clause prohibiting implementation of certain features that he
planned to sell.
> > It would be nice if someone takes the few GPL'd files in FreeBSD's ext2fs and
> > replaces them with the NetBSD stuff, which is was reimplemented from FFS. Also
> > OpenBFS looks good (I posted the URL in this thread), and Apple's HFS looks
> > even better as it's being ported to FreeBSD.
> You are the same person who posted in the freebsd-hacker mailing list
> about OpenBFS.. ;-) Thanks for this info!
It may not work (C++) and the authors claim they have to optimize it still, but it's
a nice link anyways :).
I think the problem with FreeBSD's lack of filesystems is that few people are
capable and willing to do the actual work. There are many things under a decent
license (OpenAFS, lfs, ancient sysvfs, HFS+, CFFS, etc..), but almost no one has the
know-how to port them. IMHO, the license is an excuse.