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    SubjectRe: reiser4 for 2.6.27-rc1
    Hmmm, removing the plugin support might not be so hard....  I might
    have to try this... I am not impressed with btrfs yet.
    -Ryan

    On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Theodore Tso <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
    > On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 09:49:55AM -0400, Ryan Hope wrote:
    >> Why is reiser4 still not in a vanilla kernel for testing. I have had
    >> to apply the reiser4 patches from -mm kernels to vanilla based
    >> patchset for over a year now. Reiser4 works fine, what will it take to
    >> get it included in vanilla? Here is a patch to add reiser4 to
    >> 2.6.27-rc1:
    >>
    >> http://zen-sources.org/files/reiser4-for-2.6.27-rc1.patch
    >
    > The reasons laid out in these web pages haven't changed.
    >
    > http://kernelnewbies.org/WhyReiser4IsNotIn
    > http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/7/28/180
    > http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/engine?do=post_view_flat;post=668645;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25;list=linux
    >
    > Now that Hans is out of the picture, and Namesys seems to have
    > collapsed, maybe someone can yank out the plugin architecture that
    > Linus and others have objected to, which as near as I could tell was
    > part of the Namesys's somewhat dodgy business plan of creating and
    > selling (possibly proprietary; not sure what license they were going
    > to be under) plugin modules for Reiser4 to make money. The other
    > issue that was raised during the review were some locking issues
    > raised by Al Viro, if memory serves correctly. I'm not sure if they
    > were ever fixed; at least initially they were brushed aside by Hans.
    >
    > In the meantime, people who really like reiser4 might want to take a
    > look at btrfs; it has a number of the same design ideas that reiser3/4
    > had --- except (a) the filesystem format has support for some advanced
    > features that are designed to leapfrog ZFS, (b) the maintainer is not
    > a crazy man and works well with other LKML developers (free hint: if
    > your code needs to be reviewed to get in, and reviewers are scarce;
    > don't insult and abuse the volunteer reviewers as Hans did --- Not a
    > good plan!).
    >
    > - Ted
    >


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