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Re: fsfs-format7 integration plan

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 12:19:29 +0400

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM, Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org> wrote:
> 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.
>
+1.

> 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.
Completely agree.

-- 
Ivan Zhakov
Received on 2013-07-03 10:20:24 CEST

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