XFS status update for August 2008

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With the 2.6.27-rc5 release the 2.6.27 cycle is nearing it's end.  The major
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XFS feature in 2.6.27-rc5 is support for case-insensitive file names.  At
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this point it is still limited to 7bit ASCII file names, with updates for
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utf8 file names expected to follow later.  In addition to that 2.6.27-rc5
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fixes a long-standing problem with non-EABI arm compiler which pack some XFS
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data structures wrongly.  Besides this 2.6.27-rc5 also contains various
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cleanups, most notably the removal of the last bhv_vnode_t instances, and
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most uses of semaphores.  As usual the diffstat for XFS from 2.6.26 to
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2.6.26-rc5 is negative:
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        100 files changed, 3819 insertions(+), 4409 deletions(-)
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On the user space front a new minor xfsprogs version is about to be released
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containing various fixes including the user space part of arm packing fix.
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Work in progress on the XFS mailing list are a large patch set to unify the
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alloc, inobt and bmap btree implementation into a single that supports
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arbitrarily pluggable key and record formats.  These btree changes are the
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first major preparation for adding CRC checks to all metadata structures in
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XFS, and an even larger patch set to unify the XFS and Linux inode structures,
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and perform all inode write back from the btree uses instead of an inode
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cache in XFS.
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Revision as of 18:18, 15 January 2012

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