[TUHS] Is it time to resurrect the original dsw (delete with switches)?

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Mon Aug 30 23:55:08 AEST 2021

Theodore Ts'o wrote in
 <YSxNFKq9r3dyHT7l at mit.edu>:
 |What a lot of people don't seem to understand is that file system
 |utilities are *important*, and more work than you might think.  The
 |ext4 file system is roughly 71 kLOC (thousand lines of code) in the
 |kernel.  E2fsprogs is 340 kLOC.  In contrast, the btrfs kernel code is
 |145 kLOC (btrfs does have a lot more "sexy new features"), but its
 |btrfs-progs utilities is currently only 124 kLOC.

To be "fair" it must be said that btrfs usage almost requires
installation of e2fsprogs because only that ships chattr(1).

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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