[ros-dev] A reimplementation of reactos' cache manager supporting alternate filesystems better (including ext2)
aleksey at reactos.org
Mon Nov 9 10:51:06 CET 2009
That's great! This gives me more motivation to finish the fastfat
rewrite and test your branch with that driver.
On Nov 9, 2009, at 12:21 PM, <ayerkes at speakeasy.net>
<ayerkes at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> I'm pleased to announce that I've been able to boot reactos to the
> shell from an ext2 partition. This is something we've wanted for a
> long time and many of us have worked on. I've synced up arty-newcc
> to the current state of my git repository. This work is
> experimental, not quite complete, and has some important limitations:
> - It probably won't currently work for a partition larger than 4gig
> and might even fail for one larger than 2gig. This limitation is
> lifted by other, unrelated code in my tree that I haven't merged yet.
> - It probably has a lot more bugs left, especially in block
> allocation for large files.
> - Some parts of the new section implementation leak pages.
> I was planning to, but haven't yet made the new and old cache and
> cc and section implementations available side by side. The main
> work of separating the new files involved in the section
> implementation (now in ntoskrnl/mm/section/*) is done. This will be
> necessary when I merge it into the main tree, at least for
> regression testing.
> Despite the branch being named for me, I invite anyone to work on,
> modify, or bugfix arty-newcc. This advance has been a long time
> coming, and I'd like to thank everyone for keeping the faith.
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