[lkml]   [2006]   [Jul]   [31]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: reiser4: maybe just fix bugs?
On Mon, Jul 31, 2006 at 10:26:55AM +0100, Denis Vlasenko wrote:

> Hi Hans,
> The reiser4 thread seem to be longer than usual.
> Let me, a mere user, add some input.
> It looks to me that delay with reiser4 acceptance
> is caused by two different things.
> First, reiser4 adds those plugins which many FS people
> see as belonging to VFS layer rather than to particular FS.
> And second, reiser team was a bit lax at fixing bugs.
> Not too bad when compared to other FSes, but still.
> When singled out, none of these things are bad enough to hold off
> inclusion. However, combined impact of _both_ of them
> did upset maintainers enough.

This is a wrong impression.

The bug fixing of reiser4 is definitely better than the average in the
kernel. If you wanted to get e.g. the SATA drivers removed from the
kernel, bug handling might be a point in favor of the removal. But
that's not a problem with reiser4.

[1] tries to give an overview of the actual problems with the reiser4

> vda




Gentoo kernels are 42 times more popular than SUSE kernels among
KLive users (a service by SUSE contractor Andrea Arcangeli that
gathers data about kernels from many users worldwide).

There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2006-07-31 14:41    [W:0.408 / U:0.324 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site