XFS status update for 2013

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XFS status update for May 2013

May saw the merge of the XFS development tree for Linux 3.10 into mainline as well as a number of fixes after the initial merge.

Linux 3.10 will be an exciting release for XFS as this release includes an experimental feature, CRC protection for on-disk metadata structures. In order to create a CRC enabled filesystem, use the crc-dev branch of xfsprogs located at git://oss.sgi.com/xfs/cmds/xfsprogs.git.

We also saw the release of xfsprogs-3.1.11 and xfsdump-3.1.3. xfsprogs includes a numerous fixes for xfs_repair, xfs_metadump, mkfs, and xfs_db. xfsdump has fixes for a backward compatability problem with dumps created with 3.1.2, and a fix for a segfault in xfsrestore.

Other work that was posted in May includes a series of fixes for log space validation, a revision of a patchset to allow project and group quotas to be used simultaneously, and a number of new tests for xfstests.

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