[nycbug-talk] XFS support in FreeBSD

Paul Dlug paul
Mon Feb 2 20:59:42 EST 2004

There's JFS for FreeBSD, the development site was at:


But according to the page it's been moved into the FreeBSD project 
itself, though I can't find a reference to that. It's somewhat similar 
to XFS. I'm not sure what benefits XFS/JFS would have to 
UFS2+softupdates other than providing another choice. I'm sure 
softupdates aren't ideal in all cases so XFS may fill some niche areas 
or at least pacify the linux advocates who state "but *BSD doesn't even 
have a journalling filesystem." The journaled filesystem vs. 
softupdates debate is taking place at the DragonFly BSD project right 
now, though it looks like they're leaning toward journalling for 
simplified development and debugging.


On Feb 2, 2004, at 3:08 PM, Pete Wright wrote:

> Hey all,
>    OK, so i'm not on the FreeBSD mailing list, so i'm probably 
> horribly out of the loop.  I just checked out /. and noticed this 
> little blurb:
> /
> "FreeBSD Release Engineering Team's 
> <http://www.freebsd.org/releng/index.html#team> Scott Long has posted 
> the 2003 FreeBSD year-end edition status report 
> <http://www.bsdforums.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=18470>. He 
> says many new projects are starting up and gaining momentum, including 
> SGI XFS port..."/
> this is the first time i've heard of a port of SGI's XFS to FreeBSD.  
> does anyone know of the status of this.  Because I work with SGI's all 
> day, and use GNU/Linux because of it's XFS support, this is of huge 
> interest to me.  Should I hold my breath?  According to the post, 
> development seems to be moving very slowly.  Am I the only one 
> interested in this, or to put it another way, is there even a need for 
> such a port?
> -pete
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