On Monday, 10 December 2001 at 22:45:22 -0800, Terry Lambert wrote: > Hiten Pandya wrote: >> i wanted to ask if there were any _plans_ to port >> JFS (Journaled File System) to FreeBSD... > > Not unless you have plans. When I was an IBM employee, they would > not change the license, and so it's impossible to ship a CDROM > where it's the boot FS, or boxes on which it is the boot FS, and > still have it be legal, because of the license conflicts. > > I fought this for about a year within IBM, before I gave up.
Since then, it has become possible for the loader to load modules before booting the kernel. This means that, theoretically, it would be possible to have a JFS root file system. Given the strong opposition to the GPL in some factions of the FreeBSD project, I don't see this happening any time soon, especially since we still don't know if it will buy us anything. >> It is used on IBM MainFrames and Enterprise servers >> for high performance and maximum throughput... > > No, it's not. The Linux JFS is derived from the OS/2 JFS code, not > the good AIX JFS code. That's correct, but note that AIX is moving to this code base too, so it's not as if it's second-rate. From what I've seen of the structures, JFS2 is *much* better than JFS1. I haven't compared performance. Greg -- See complete headers for address and phone numbers To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message