Posted Oct 24, 2011 11:11 UTC (Mon) by nye (guest, #51576)
Parent article: Whither btrfsck?
This article badly mischaracterizes the nature of the discussion.
The complaints made about btrfsck have been far less focussed on its absence as on the continued assurances that it will be available imminently for nearly a year.
When somebody keeps claiming that something is so close to ready that it will be available in a couple of weeks, or a "couple of days
(hopefully)", or even " I still might
post it tonight", and they keep talking like that for 11 months with no external indicator of progress, it's not unreasonable to start wondering if that person is perhaps not entirely on the level.
Even if they have the best of intentions (as is surely the case), it becomes very hard to trust future similar claims from that person.