In <045401c2d2db$f9d45c30$[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Daxbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed: > Is anybody currently working on or does there exist > a JFS for FreeBSD?
To the best of my knowledge, there is no JFS, and nobody is working on one. > I've read in the archives, the discussion about > not really needing JFS because of the benefits of > softupdates. As well as some talk about BSD / GPL > license issues. That should have answered most of your questions. Possibly you need the -current and/or -hackers archives as well. > Is there not a JFS for FreeBSD becuase, Softupdates > do the job just fine and nobody has the > time or interest to work on this? Softupdates with a background fsck solve the problem of wanting to come back up quickly after a crash, which is the most common reason people ask for a JFS. > I'm not running FreeBSD 5.x. So I'm not able to take > advantage of the background fsck. Can anybody comment > on their success w/ the background fsck? Someone in the archives indicated that there limited testing things worked fine. I assume Kirk has tested this as well. > If a JFS were to be ported and/or developed for FreeBSD > what should it be based on? XFS, JFS, ReiserFS??? One with a license that will let it be distributed in the core. That lets out GPL'ed code, and I believe it lets out XFS as well, though I'm not positive on that. > Who would be considered the "maintainer" for this type of > work? Whoever did the work, of course. <mike -- Mike Meyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message