Filesystems again (was Re: cache_lookup() work this week.)

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Mon Sep 8 22:10:22 PDT 2003

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On Mon, 08 Sep 2003 23:53:30 -0500, Pedro Giffuni wrote:

> Jeremy Messenger wrote:
>> Agree. It will be even better (awsome) if anyone dare to write something
>> new FS from stratch in BSD license. I like the new Reiser4. It looks like
>> the author of ReiserFS is little flexible on license, but I don't know how
>> he will like to allow it change as in the BSD license.
> Hans Reiser flexible on license?? You must be kidding... unless I'm outdated,
> he hasn't even GPLd his fs, it's a business! He also posted several times on
> FreeBSD lists that it would be easier to rewrite reiserfs than to port it to
> FreeBSD.

It's in GPL license. Check ->

His attitude seems to be little flexible to me, no? Well, who cares.. All
I care is Hans Reiser's answer of 'yes' or 'no' for BSD license or
whatever. :-)

> It would be nice if someone takes the few GPL'd files in FreeBSD's ext2fs and
> replaces them with the NetBSD stuff, which is was reimplemented from FFS. Also
> OpenBFS looks good (I posted the URL in this thread), and Apple's HFS looks
> even better as it's being ported to FreeBSD.

You are the same person who posted in the freebsd-hacker mailing list
about OpenBFS.. ;-) Thanks for this info!


> Pedro.

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