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About Me
I'm a Linux addicit/an open source programmer,interested in R&D activities.Love to work 24x7x366(yes,it's leap year :)) on linux. Spents _lot_ of time in my linux lappy.I love to support open source/Linux activities.In 2008,I got recognition for my open source projects, thanks to FOSS India Awards. And In 2013 got a bigger recognition, the tool became part of official Fedora Linux ! hurrah!!!

I'm hugely interested [aka passion ;-)] towards file system in general. Multiple that passion 10x times towards disk-based filesystems like ext{4,3,2}. Contributed to GlusterFS and OneFS. Played with FUSE file systems and Kernel file systems for fun!

This is My Resume [pdf] but I believe this - Linux For You Magazine interview/article is worth more than my resume ;) giis-ext4 featured on UK's LinuxFormat magazine on June-2011. Here is the review
Recent article of a very popular professional magazine in Germany (c't Jan-2014) talked about giis-ext4 and extcarve tools :-)

Disclaimer and Contact details:

I'm not linux or file system expert,so the documents and tips provided here may be completely wrong or correct. If you found anything that violates license of someone or something , please bring it to my attention and for everything else except comments on my english mail me ;-) at

lakshmipathi DOT g @ giis DOT co DOT in

I would love to interact with like-minded opensource/linux people :) and also I'm happy to help Linux/Opensource related queries at http://www.linuxforums.org/

Having said that, Please, Please don't approach me for validating your ideas for your project (because no-one knows what others will like) and never ask me to sign NDA inorder to discuss a job or project idea! thanks for understanding :D

Reporting bugs
Please send exact error message you are getting and it will be more helpful, if you can send a screenshot of it. And also please provide information about your Linux distro and Kernel versions. You can run the command, uname -a and attach it's output while sending bugs.

Comic Strips

Time for Few quotes now,let's start with my all time favourite very special quote,
First they ignore you,Then they laugh at you,Then they fight with you,Then you win. - M.K.Gandhi


Quotes & Thoughts
"I say to you this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren't fit to live. You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be, and one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And if you refuse to do it because you are afraid. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You're afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you're afraid that somebody will stab you or shoot you or bomb your house. So you refuse to take the stand. Well you may go on and live until you are ninety, but you are just as dead at 38 as you would be at ninety. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit. You died when you refused to stand up for right. You died when you refused to stand up for truth. You died when you refused to stand up for justice. -Martin Luther King

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." - Steve Jobs

"Follow your hopes not your fears"

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy.How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that's never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? We make tools for these kinds of people.While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."-Steve Jobs

"If you want to take your mission in life to the next level, if you're stuck and you don't know how to rise, don't look outside yourself. Look inside. Don't let your fears keep you mired in the crowd. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee you that the Champion within will burst forth to propel you toward victory. - Bruce Jenner

"Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, & a hard-to-find alloy called guts. -Dan Gable

"We all at certain times in our lives find ourselves broken. True strength is found in picking up the pieces.

"Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind." - Christian Larson

"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly & unquestionably. -Walt Disney

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." - Dalai Lama

"When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you."-Unknown

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you'll never, ever have enough. -Oprah

"To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." - James Allen

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." - Paulo Coelho

"When you can't remember why you're hurt, that's when you're healed. -Jane Fonda

"The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. -Norman Peale

"All the achievements in this world are made by people who had the courage not to listen to the crowd, but do what they felt was right

"Never give up on the things that make you smile.

" Donot let past to deciate who you are,but let it be part of who you will become.

" Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

" When you really desires something,all the universe
conspires to help you realize your dream.

" You are never really playing an opponent.
You are playing yourself,
your own highest standards,
and when you reach your limits,
that is real joy. -Arthur Ashe.

" Anbe Sivam.
(Love is God)

" Awake,Arise and Stop not till the goal is reached.

" Always think about consequences of failure
you won't fail.

" Prefer Hardfought defeat
than an easy victory.

" Be human.Be rational.

" A better way to make your dreams
to come true is to...
....wake up.

" Do not say 'yes'
when you want to say 'no'.

" Success is a journey, not a destination
So stop running.start living.

" We must not cease from exploration and the
end of all our exploring will be to arrive
where we began and to know the place for the
first time. -Einstein

" When the going gets tough
only the tough gets going.

" Failures:
It doesn't seem to matter
and it doesn't seem.

" The significant problems we face can't be solved
at the same level of thinking we were at when
we created them.

" The way we see the problem is the problem.

" One thing only i know and that is
that i know nothing.-Scorates

" I'm just one evening away from glory.

" Hope is the last to die.

" Believe nothing,merely because you have been told it or
because it's traditional or because you yourselves have
imagined it.Don't believe what your teacher tells you
merely out of respect.But whatever after due consideration
and analysis you find to be conducive to the good,the benefit,
the welfare of ALL BEINGS,that doctrine,believe and cling to
and take it as your guide.-Buddha

" Winners are too determined
to be defeated.

" On Year 2000, School Text book ,
'Millions of people died beacuse of a disease called plague'

" On 2100, School Text book,
'Millions and Millions of people died because of
a disease called death.'

" Democracy:Nothing but an employment opportunity for few politicians.

" None is second to you
you second to none.

" Humans afraid of things that he doesn't know.
" Get rid of God concept,not by proving drawins theory
but by putting an end to a disease called death.

" I might disagree with what you have to say, but I'll defend
your right to say it to the death. -Voltaire.

" Truth and Non violence - M.K. Gandhiji.

" Thani oru manithannuku unna villai annil
eitha jagathini alithiduom - Bharathiyar
(If someone starves,let's destory this world.)

" Just because you made a mistake doesn't mean
you are a mistake.

" Ever tried.Ever failed.No matter.Try again.
Fail again.Fail better.

" I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled.
Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value.
Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.

" Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

" Though times never last, though people always do.

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