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SubjectRe: reiser4 for 2.6.27-rc1
On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 12:25:48PM -0400, Theodore Tso 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:
> >
> >
> The reasons laid out in these web pages haven't changed.
> 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;

"That because the real plugins are long gone. It's just that neither the
complainers nor the fanboys in this thread ever read the code or generally
had any clue of their own."
--hch, 1 Aug 2006

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