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Reiser4 and kernel inclusion

Reiser4 and kernel inclusion

Posted Sep 22, 2005 15:56 UTC (Thu) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Parent article: Reiser4 and kernel inclusion

My take is that much of Reiser4 is just hype. The performance is spotty. (I hear this from actual users of reiser4.) It brings in much excess and redundant baggage that will, if history is any guide, have to be supported by non-Namesys personell in the not too distant future. It can cause kernel deadlock. And those features of the filesystem which do turn out to be useful should be available to all filesystems in a generic way and not exclusive to Namesys' own little corner of the kernel.

I am in favor of its inclusion *AFTER* the very valid issues raised on lkml have been addressed. Just like *anything else* that goes into the kernel.

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