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Re: Reiserfs functionality

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Reiserfs functionality
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 02:29:52 +1100
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 10:19:33AM -0500, Pradeep Padala wrote:
> > Yury Umanets has already implemented reiserfs support, and we're
> > currently sorting it out for inclusing in 1.7.x.
> > 
> Oh!!! I was about to write code. Any other thing I can work on?

Yep, heaps!

> Is ext3 supported? I saw in the interface.c all the ext3_ops point
> towards ext2_ops. Does that mean ext3 can be operated similar to ext2?

In 1.6.x, resize is supported, but not mkfs.  In the long run,
I think it would be better to use e2fsprogs code, just Ted Tso
doesn't seem to like the idea of putting everything in libraries,
which could make life difficult.

> Can you tell me what all file systems need working and if anybody is
> working on them or not? jfs, hfs don't seem to have much in them.

I don't know about jfs, but certainly hfs and ntfs would love
some more help :)

I haven't investigated hfs thoroughly to see how much work it
is to support resizing... I think the libhfsplus library is
fairly complete/ready for it.

OTOH, the ntfs library needs a fair bit of work.  To begin with,
lots of code needs to be moved out of mkfs.ntfs into the library.

> > Weird... maybe you also need a newer gettext?
> I will get that and let you know the status. I just changed
> Makefile.am in fs_reiserfs and tried to build it.


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