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    SubjectRe: reiserfs4
    > []
    > > >Why do people ever want a "converter"?
    > > That's been discussed before.
    > > Because people don't have the resources (hard disk space, tape drives,
    > > money) to backup their data, and might still be interested in testing a
    > > new filesystem. They might be willing to take a risk with the new fs
    > > and converter. Amazing as it may sound, people do that. I am such a
    > > tester, and I'd find a converter to be a useful tool. But since the
    > > previous discussion on the subject concluded it'd be really hard to
    > > impossible to write one, I guess I'll have to settle for new hard drive(s).
    > This is no longer true.
    > There is sort of "universal" fs convertor for linux that can convert almost
    > any fs to almost any other fs.
    > The only requirement seems to be that both fs types should have read/write support in Linux.

    I'm afraid I cannot recommend using this tool.

    A test conversion from reiserfs to ext3 (inside a vmware machine)
    screwed up the data real horrorshow: directory structure seems
    ok but file contents are apparently shifted.

    Tomas Szepe <>
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