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SubjectRe: 2.6.9-mm1
Hans Reiser wrote:

> Andrew Morton wrote:
>
>>
>> - reiser4: not sure, really. The namespace extensions were disabled,
>> although all the code for that is still present. Linus's filesystem
>> criterion used to be "once lots of people are using it, preferably
>> when
>> vendors are shipping it". That's a bit of a chicken and egg thing
>> though.
>> Needs more discussion.
>>
>>
>>
> No distro using reiserfs V3 as the default is going to keep doing so
> once reiser4 meets their stability requirements. Reiserfs is used by a
> lot of people, and reiser4 obsoletes it, and the users know that.

I agree that OS that choose ReiserFS for default now will adopt Reiser4
instead ReiserFS 3, .... but they need to continue
to support ReiserFS 3 as well Reiser4 ...

In some sense this is equivalent to ext2 and ext3.

Thanks,
Giovanni


> None of the distros have expressed any intent of staying on V3, and
> they'd be silly to do it. Many of them have expressed a desire to use
> reiser4. Next year, indications are that reiser4 usage by distros as
> their default will exceed that which is today possessed by V3. The
> higher performance of V4 is going to increase our market share.
>
> I would like to encourage its inclusion as an experimental filesystem
> BEFORE vendors ship it. I think first putting experimental stuff in
> the kernels used by hackers makes sense. I think it creates more of a
> community.
>
> I'd like to point out that there is a lot of stuff in the kernel that
> is a lot less stable than reiser4.
>
> That said, inclusion in -mm found some bugs, and we are still testing
> one of the fixes which was a bit deep. I want to finish that testing
> (not more than 7 days) and send you all fixes before asking for
> inclusion.
>
> Also, Hellwig made a valid point about getting rid of some macros that
> reduce readability (I also hate code that prevents editors finding
> called functions), and zam is working on fixing that.
>
> Lindows is planning on shipping with reiser4 in its next release. I
> would very much like to see our inclusion before that.
>


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