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

From: Łukasz Mierzwa
Date: Sun Jul 30 2006 - 06:29:16 EST

Dnia Sun, 30 Jul 2006 03:08:55 +0200, Hans Reiser <reiser@xxxxxxxxxxx> napisał:

Maciej Sołtysiak wrote:

Hmm, what about linspire / freespire ? Linsire is a proud reiser4 debugging
sponsor as the website ( says.

Wouldn't they want to include reiser4 in their distro first?

Not if the mainstream kernel is not going to add it.....

If I got it all rigth then the VFS issue is there from the moment when Hans made a request to merge reiser4 into mainstream, nobody nows what will happen tomorrow, it will go in without moving things to vfs, it can go in with moving some code to vfs or it can stay forever outside. If it's not sure then no distro will use it as a main fs (or at all) becouse if tommarow Hans will say "Ok, will move things to VFS" then for the next year or so reiser4 will be simply dead, it will take a lot of time to recode it and this change will provide a lot of bugs that will need to be debuged, it won't a be a single patch anymore as You will need to patch that adds reiser4 and a patch that alters VFS. What distro would toy with VFS? None until it's all done, fully and trully tested and merged into mainline, it won't happen quickly and it is not said that there won't be any more complains when this is done.
In my opinion there is no best option for reiser4 only less evil ways, it's just too different from other fs, too independent.
Again I'm no expert, just enduser.

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