Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by kernelnewbies.orgregarding reiser4 inclusion

From: Grzegorz Kulewski
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 11:37:43 EST

On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Pavel Machek wrote:


of the story for me. There's nothing wrong about focusing on newer code,
but the old code needs to be cared for, too, to fix remaining issues
such as the "can only have N files with the same hash value".

Requires a disk format change, in a filesystem without plugins, to fix it.

Well, too bad, if reiser3 is so broken it needs on-disk-format-change,
then I guess doing that change is the right thing to do...

Sorry for my stupid question, but could you tell me why starting to make incompatible changes to reiserfs3 now (when reiserfs3 "technology" is rather old) and making reiserfs3 unstable (again), possibly for several months or even years is better than fixing big issues with reiser4 (if there are any really big left) merging it and trying to stabilize it?

For end user both ways will result in mkfs so...


Grzegorz Kulewski

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