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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] reiserfs: fix handling of device names with /'s in them
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    >Try v4.
    >
    >> My original xattr
    >> implementation added another item type, but oh -- wait -- it turns out
    >> that the file system isn't quite as extensible as claimed.. or, well, AT
    >> ALL. Adding another item results in an incompatible file system change
    >> that when mounted on another system, will panic the node. That's
    >> friendly! There's not even any way to identify which items are in use on
    >> a particular file system to issue a warning/error on mount. Outstanding
    >> job "architecting" there.
    >
    >Well, if you had an obsessive desire to not use V4, you could fix this
    >in V3 instead.
    >
    >Might be easier to use V4...
    >
    >> Users
    >> wanted ACLs and xattrs on reiser3, but you said, "wait for v4, it'll be
    >> out soon, and it'll have them." That was 4 years ago. Reiser4 still
    >> isn't completely stable

    My word here is done:

    While reiserfs3 actually got ACLs, xattrs and quota support by now, reiser4
    still lacks them. Something must be very wrong to suggest V4; at least when it
    comes to these three things.


    Jan Engelhardt
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