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    SubjectRe: metadata plugins (was Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by kernelnewbies.org regarding reiser4 inclusion)
    Horst H. von Brand wrote:
    > Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> wrote:
    >
    > [...]
    >
    >> It is then simple to follow that train of logic: why not make it easy
    >> to replace the directory algorithm [and associated metadata]? or the
    >> file data space management algorithms? or even the inode handling?
    >> why not allow customers to replace a stock algorithm with an exotic,
    >> site-specific one?
    >
    > IMVHO, such experiments should/must be done in userspace. And AFAICS, they
    > can today.

    inode handling? Really?

    But what's wrong with people doing such experiments outside the kernel?
    AFAICS, "exotic, site-specific one" is not something that would be
    considered for inclusion.
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