Re: _My_ turn for a 2.1 wishlist

Andrew C. Esh (
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 09:35:40 -0400 (EDT)

> On Mon, 15 Jul 1996, Arthur D. Jerijian wrote:
> > * Incorporate file-level compression into ext2fs. This is one feature
> > I'd love to see in Linux 2.1.x.
> >
> > * Perhaps, incorporate ext2fs encryption and/or file undeletion.
> - A dynamic partitioning system, where I can decide that part of the disk
> (in chunks of, say, 5MB) can be allocated to /usr or /home, whichever
> of them fills up first.
> I've been told that this exists in AIX.

It does. The AIX file/disk system is quite neat -- you can dynamically
grow and shrink file systems and partitions on the fly ( while the
system is in full use ). It's also journaled and fully supports raid

I know that some people are working on a journaled file system for
Linux like in AIX. I could take or leave this, but I'd sure like
a Linux filesystem/partition set up that is as flexible as AIX's.

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