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Re: Regarding work in GNU Kernel Hurd

From: Neal H Walfield
Subject: Re: Regarding work in GNU Kernel Hurd
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 11:13:01 +0200
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> >     I am very much interested in picking atleast one of the following ....
> >  
> >     I.    Writing a file system for /tmp to use Virtual memory instead of
> > disk.
> Something similar has already been attempted, try looking for memfs
> in the mailing list archives (both bug-hurd and debian-hurd).

Actually, we already have tmpfs.  Look in hurd/tmpfs.

> >     II.    Implementing different file system support for Hurd. Please let
> > me know, what all file systems work is still to be started?
> Right now most popular filesystems are supported (possibly with bugs).
> The ones that are missing are the new journaling filesystems that have
> started kreeping up everywhere like xfs, jfs, ext3, reiserfs. If you
> feel up to the taks of implementing them, go right ahead.

There is also the rewrite of ext2fs to not mmap the contents of the
disk.  I think that this is more important than the journalling

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