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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 1/2] libfsimage


On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 19:58 +0100, John Levon wrote:
> These two patches re-work pygrub to use a generic C library for reading
> filesystem images. An immediate benefit is that there's no longer any
> external dependencies, so all the filesystems always 'just work'.

The downside is that it no longer picks up updates, fixes etc. from the
official upstream support for libext2fs / libreiserfs, so we're just
duplicating the places where filesystem support needs to be maintained.

If xen packages are properly built, filesystems will Just Work anyway.

> Slightly longer term, providing a stable C API for filesystem support
> adds a considerable amount of future proofing.

That I can agree with.  But I'd rather see that API done as a wrapper
around existing upstream filesystem libraries, rather than forking fs
userspace support entirely.


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