On reiserfs and external attributes
Posted May 7, 2004 17:59 UTC (Fri) by nobrowser
Parent article: On reiserfs and external attributes
> The Reiser4 external attribute API is different from the API used in the 2.6 kernel. Applications, to use this API, will have to be rewritten to use the special-purpose reiser4() system call.
> The solution seems reasonably clear: Reiser4, once it's ready, can be merged with its new ways of doing things.
I don't understand how these two excerpts can be reconciled. Surely reiser4(), a hack specific to a single filesystem, is not "the new way of doing things"?
I respect Mr. Reisers work, but I have the slight feeling he's promoting his
baby at the expense of Linux as a whole in this matter.
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