Reiser4 - the mammoth arrives
Posted Oct 31, 2002 12:47 UTC (Thu) by xanni
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The clever thing about the design is that the new features are transparent to applications that don't want to deal with the new semantics. So you can continue to write applications that just treat it as a fast, efficient POSIX filesystem while other applications can make use of the new magic on the very same files. Existing filesystems have been stuck with 1940s concepts for too long; there are plenty of ideas from the 1960s and later that I've been looking forward to having for my applications, and the Reiser plugin architecture should help make these things a lot more feasible.
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