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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
inclusion.

> vda

cu
Adrian

[1] http://wiki.kernelnewbies.org/WhyReiser4IsNotIn

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