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Re: fsfs-format7 integration plan

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 17:00:28 +0000

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 5:07 AM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> As noted on IRC earlier, we just deprecated BDB so that we wouldn't
> have to continue supporting multiple backends. But it seems you have
> just created a third/new backend.

I think that's an incorrect assertion about why we deprecated BDB.
The goal was not to have one backend it was to get rid of BDB. Some
reasons were:
1) BDB is not being actively improved so FSFS is surpassing it.
2) BDB support requires an extra dependency which requires extra
effort on our part to install and test with.

There is no conflict in my opinion to creating another backend
provided it is being actively improved. I pretty much expect us to
replace FSFS with something new at some point and have some overlap
there again. It might even be another DB based backend that has some
dependencies.
Received on 2013-07-02 19:01:07 CEST

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