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Thursday, March 12 • 2:40pm - 3:30pm
XFS: There and Back And There Again - Dave Chinner, Red Hat

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The first XFS code was committed to the Irix source repository more than 20 years ago and it has been under constant develpment ever since. First aimed at breaking the 32 bit filesystem size barrier, XFS was designed for lots and large. Today, XFS is widely deployed on Linux and is still the only real choice for people who need to store lots and/or large.

This presentation will walk through some of the significant developments and major deployments during XFS's 20 year history. We will then explore the current state of development, before finally doing some crystal ball gazing to see if XFS is still going to be around in another 20 years time.


Dave Chinner

Dave Chinner has an advanced case of Filesystem Developer Syndrome (FDS). Symptoms first developed back in 2002 when employed by SGI to work on NFS. After a confusing diagnosis including NFS, gigabit ethernet driver and TCP/IP stack hacking on Irix, he was discovered in a delirious state, not knowing where he was or what he was doing. Editors with open XFS source code files were found on his workstation, and the diagnosis was clear: it was... Read More →

Thursday March 12, 2015 2:40pm - 3:30pm
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