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SubjectRe: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by regarding reiser4 inclusion

On Tuesday 25 July 2006 14:35, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> average of 5 minutes) they may not get logged in KLive. OTOH this also
> means that all computers showing reiser4 in the logs had it mounted
> since about the boot time (so if reiser4 would corrupt memory badly by
> just mounting nobody could reasonably hope to reach 20 days of
> uptime).

Well I tested Reiser4 on systems building our Linux flavour (based on the T2
framework) thus with excessive software compilation, a lot of tarball
extraction, compilation of fat packages such as linux, mozilla, openoffice and huge per-package ccache directories -> zilions of small files and
did not encounter any abnormal behaviour aside the yet-to-be-fixed commit
storms. Performance was superiour over ext3, XFS*, JFS or Reiser3 in this
workload (that is less time "wasted" for FS housekeeping and the build
finished noticable earlier). Patchset was tested around 2.6.1{4,5]. But I do
not have the numbers around anymore and was basically waiting for Reiser4 to
make it into the kernel to schedule further testing.

You can see I'm not a blind Reiser4 follower but would rather like to see a
fair chance for it.

*) XFS oopsed so often in this test that I'll never touch it again ...


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