USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - USENIX Annual
Conference, Freenix Session - June 2000
Porting the SGI XFS File System to Linux
Jim Mostek, Bill Earl, Steven Levine, Steve Lord, Russell Cattelan,
Ken McDonell, Ted Kline, Brian Gaffey, Rajagopal Ananthanarayanan,
The limitations of traditional Linux file systems are becoming evident
as new application demands for Linux file systems arise. SGI has ported
the XFS file system to the Linux operating system to address these
constraints. This paper describes the major technical areas that were
addressed in this port, specifically regarding the file system interface
to the operating system, buffer caching in XFS, and volume management
layers. In addition, this paper describes some of the legal issues
surrounding the porting of the XFS file system, and the encumbrance
review process that SGI performed.
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