Re: metadata plugins (was Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressedby regarding reiser4 inclusion)

From: David Masover
Date: Fri Jul 28 2006 - 11:46:33 EST

Horst H. von Brand wrote:
Jeff Garzik <jeff@xxxxxxxxxx> 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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