Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Aug 2001 19:20 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The days of the plain filesystems like FAT32 and ext2 seem to have past. Newer operating systems are offering journal, 64-bit filesystems, with features like supporting terrabytes of filesizes or attaching attributed meta-data in them. Today we are interviewing (in a given set of questions) the main people behind IBM's JFS, NameSys' ReiserFS and SGI's XFS. Read on about the status of their filesystems, their abilities and what they are aiming for the future.
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thanks!
by stew on Wed 29th Aug 2001 15:27 UTC

Thank you for that interview, I hope this makes those excellent file systems more popular. I can't understand why everyone still's using GNU/Linux with ext2. To Scott Hacker: As much as I appreciate metadata, I think journaling is much more important. The most valuable thing for software should be the user's data and software should do as much as possible to keep the user's data as safe as possible.