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Date:      Tue, 6 Jan 2015 08:56:07 -0600
From:      Adam Vande More <amvandemore@gmail.com>
To:        Rolf Nielsen <rmg1970swe@gmail.com>
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>, Lev <leventelist@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: Questions from a Linux refugee
Message-ID:  <CA+tpaK3rr-9gF4D57Ks0fy2ub+zYWa3pvm1rcVEcVQVqAPkvEA@mail.gmail.com>
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On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 8:45 AM, Rolf Nielsen <rmg1970swe@gmail.com> wrote:

> Isn't the issue more about ext4 being GPL licensed than about
> maintaining support for several filesystems?
>

Not at all.  It's a perfectly reasonable solution to implement ext4 in base
with a BSD implementation, but no one has taken this on yet.   Even if
importing GPLv3 in base wasn't an issue, you can't simply copy the code.
Extensive kernel/VFS and userland changes would need to accompany it.  It's
not a trivial task otherwise it likely would have already been done.
Besides, ext4 is just a poor excuse for SU so what's really the point?  If
you really want to use ext4 then use it natively.  Same problems exist in
the Linux world for it's non-native FS's.



-- 
Adam



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