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    Subject[PATCH] reiserfs v3 fixes and features
    Hello everyone,

    You can download the set of experimental reiserfs v3 patches from:

    Since some of these are in -mm and some are not, there are two series
    files. series.linus gives you the patches needed for mainline 2.6.5,
    and gives you the patches needed for 2.6.5-mm1

    Most of these are from Jeff Mahoney and I, they include:

    bug fixes
    logging optimizations
    data=ordered support
    error messages with device names (based on Oleg's 2.4 patch)
    block allocator improvements

    Jeff Mahoney's acls and xattrs for reiserfs v3 have been in use in the
    suse 2.4 kernels and now 2.6 kernels for a while. I've posted for
    review to namesys many times, but Hans refuses to consider or read the
    code. I renewed my efforts over the last month to talk with him about
    the code, but he has ignored it entirely.

    His past objections seem to be that he doesn't want new features in v3.
    The implementation does not change the disk format in any way (xattrs
    are stored as regular files in a hidden directory) and is stable. I
    believe reiserfs needs these features in order to stay current in the
    kernel, so I'm posting for inclusion in -mm. I'm sending Andrew the
    following patches from


    (which is everything except the new block allocator code)

    The block allocator improvements is our attempt to reduce
    fragmentation. The patch defaults to the regular 2.6.5 block allocator,
    but has options documented at the top of the patch that allow grouping
    of blocks by packing locality or object id. It also has an option to
    inherit lightly used packing localities across multiple subdirs, which
    keeps things closer together in the tree if you have a bunch of subdirs
    without much in them.

    If anyone is interested in experimenting with the block allocator stuff,
    please let me know.


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