On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, Hans Reiser wrote:
> Alan Cox wrote:
> > > If we get into Linux, I predict our sponsorships will triple because of it.
> > > That is, the number of people paying us to add customizations of reiserfs will
> > > triple as a result of our being extensively used by people who don't want to
> > > bother patching linux to have reiserfs. That is my paradoxical prediction. We
> > Hans, what goes in the kernel has to be done purely on technical grounds.
> A cheap shot Alan. I didn't say otherwise. I'd love to base it on ext3 vs.
> reiserfs benchmarks.....
Benchmarks are very far from adequate metrics in this regard, as anyone
who recognises the name "Mindcraft" will know...
To plug a huge block of code into the OS, late in a pre-release code
freeze, the code in question would have to walk on water. Perhaps the
"marketing appeal" of being able to say that the kernel contains a
journalled FS will override the much more suitable factors - the degree of
integration testing performed so far, level of backup available, etc. I
doubt it, and I hope not, however.
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