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[Linux-cluster] Re: GFS, what's remaining

Alan Cox <alan lxorguk ukuu org uk> wrote:
> On Iau, 2005-09-01 at 03:59 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > - Why the kernel needs two clustered fileystems
> So delete reiserfs4, FAT, VFAT, ext2, and all the other "junk". 

Well, we did delete intermezzo.

I was looking for technical reasons, please.

> > - Why GFS is better than OCFS2, or has functionality which OCFS2 cannot
> >   possibly gain (or vice versa)
> > 
> > - Relative merits of the two offerings
> You missed the important one - people actively use it and have been for
> some years. Same reason with have NTFS, HPFS, and all the others. On
> that alone it makes sense to include.

Again, that's not a technical reason.  It's _a_ reason, sure.  But what are
the technical reasons for merging gfs[2], ocfs2, both or neither?

If one can be grown to encompass the capabilities of the other then we're
left with a bunch of legacy code and wasted effort.

I'm not saying it's wrong.  But I'd like to hear the proponents explain why
it's right, please.

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