Reiser4 and kernel inclusion
Posted Sep 22, 2005 2:29 UTC (Thu) by sbergman27
Parent article: Reiser4 and kernel inclusion
One other thing I will point out. Hans leans heavily on Reiser4's performance benchmarks when advocating its inclusion in mainline. There are times when it appears that he thinks it should go in for that reason alone.
So it was particularly distressing when some months ago, perhaps as much as a year (I can't remember exactly) Hans was going on (on lkml) about Reiser4 leaving ext3 "in the dust" and having the benchmarks to prove it (btw, I think that "in the dust" is probably a good place to start if you want to google for the thread) when former employee Nikita Danilov spoke up to remind Hans that he was the one who had conducted those benchmarks and that furthermore, when he went to Hans to show him how dismally Reiser4 performed compared to ext3 in some phases of the test, Hans told him to simply remove the results which were unfavorable to Reiser4 and publish the rest.
Hans admitted on the list that he had done so and stated that he would make a note on his site about the omitted results. To this day he has not done so.
He had some ideas at the time as to how to get around the performance problems, but his own employees were telling him (also on lkml) that his ideas would not work.
I try to keep all that in mind when trying to evaluate the veracity of Hans' statements.
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