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Date:	Thu, 17 May 2007 21:00:44 -0400
From:	Kyle Moffett <>
To:	Jörn Engel <>
Cc:	Evgeniy Polyakov <>,
	Jan Engelhardt <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,
	LKML Kernel <>,, Albert Cahalan <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Pekka Enberg <>,
	Greg KH <>, Ingo Oeser <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] LogFS take three

On May 17, 2007, at 13:45:33, Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 07:26:07PM +0200, Jan Engelhardt  
> ( wrote:
>>> My plan was to move this code to lib/ sooner or later.  If you  
>>> consider it useful in its current state, I can do it immediatly.   
>>> And if someone else merged a superior btree library I'd happily  
>>> remove mine and use the new one instead.
>>> Opinions?
>> Why would we need another btree, when there is lib/rbtree.c?  Or  
>> does yours do something fundamentally different?
> It is not red-black tree, it is b+ tree.

It might be better to use the prefix "bptree" to help prevent  
confusion.  A quick google search on "bp-tree" reveals only the perl B 
+-tree module "Tree::BPTree", a U-Maryland Java CS project on B+- 
trees, and a news article about a "BP tree-top protest".

Kyle Moffett

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