Re: reiser4 plugins

From: Stefan Smietanowski
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 05:02:32 EST

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Hi David

> And here is the crucial point. Reiser4 is usable and useful NOW, not
> after it has undergone massive surgery, and Namesys is bankrupt, and
> users have given up and moved on to XFS. But the massive surgery should
> happen eventually, partly to make all filesystems better (see below),
> and partly to make the transition easier and more palatable for those
> who don't work for Namesys.

Sometimes someone comes with "I have this code NOW and if we just merge
it I'll fix it up properly". It's rejected, stating "come back when
you've fixed it up".

We don't even have that here. We have "I have this code NOW and when
it's merged I have no intention of fixing it up properly".

In my eyes I'd rather take the first one than the second, there at least
there's the INTENTION of fixing it up.

Oh and btw, I'm not pro- or against- reiserfs in any way. I haven't
tried reiserfs4 but I hear it's good so don't take this is a statement
of my like or dislike of it, I'm just stating something worth thinking

// Stefan
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