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Date:      Mon, 14 Jun 1999 21:11:24 -0700
From:      "David Schwartz" <>
To:        "David Kelly" <>, <freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: SGI Donated Journalised FS Source to Linux 
Message-ID:  <000001beb6e5$21f4f420$>
In-Reply-To: <>

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> "David Schwartz" writes:
> >
> > 	Forgive me for making an argument with which I do not
> agree, but I think I
> > can do it clearly:
> >
> > 	The XFS filesystem would not be useful alone, right?
> >
> > 	You would need the Linux kernel to use it.
> You would need to use *a* kernel to use it. SGI already uses it with
> Irix.

	An XFS LKM will only work with a *Linux* kernel. We are talking about an
LKM, not some generic piece of source code.

> So by the above argument, sendmail, XFree86, perl, etc, are all useless
> without a kernel to support them. Therefore they too must be infected
> with GPL?   :-)

	The sendmail code does not contain any part of the Linux kernel inside it.
The argument would be (I think) that an LKM does.


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