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

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 13:54:28 EST

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...

Actually, there is reiser4 brokenness lurking in Hans' statement, too:

A filesystem WITH plugins must still handle the standard Linux compatibility stuff that other filesystems handle.

Plugins --do not-- mean that you can just change the filesystem format willy-nilly, with zero impact.


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