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Re: For this weeks meeting agenda...

On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 05:04 -0500, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 05:01 -0500, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> > Dang, I'm half-asleep.  Do-over ...
> > Say something like ...
> > 
> > Fedora Core, more than most other Linux distributions, requires the
> > filesystem have extensive kernel/application support.  Ext2/Ext3 have a
> > long history on all Linux distributions, so kernel and application
> > support is commonly implemented.  This includes kernel NFS services,
> > quotas and Extended Attributes (EAs) for things such as Access Control
> > Lists (ACLs) and Mandatory Access Controls (MACs) like SELinux.
> > 
> > ReiserFS is not working on supporting many of these features, which is a
> > show-stopper, and has a long history if compatibility issues with
> > traditional services Fedora Core has been used for.  JFS is still
> > missing many of these components, and suffers from the same
> > compatibility history as ReiserFS.  While XFS does have extensive
> > support, and SGI has produced releases of XFS for prior Red Hat kernels,
> > Fedora Core has not tested XFS extensive, and there are many known
> > issues with XFS in the Linux kernel (outside of SGI's control).
> Actually, I just re-read that and it's too subjective and, worse yet,
> makes statements on behalf of other entities (which we obviously can't
> do).

As has already been said, it may not need much detail. The important
points are probably that ReiserFS doesn't yet support key features x, y
and z, and XFS isn't suited or reliable for standard setups.

I tagged that myth on after an IRC discussion about unreasonable user
requests - people semi-regularly claim that Fedora should
support/default to ReiserFS (as SUSE does, I think) because it's
supposedly faster or cleverer or whatever, and that XFS is l33t, so it
should be a standard installation option.


Stuart Ellis

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