ReiserFS 3.6.7 is ready for inclusion into kernel but Linus is in Finland so I assume we will wait

From: Hans Reiser (
Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 17:28:13 EST

Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > VFS has been changing a lot, so until VFS remains stable for a week we can't
> > take the beta label off of reiserfs.
> Is that reiserfs going to be submitted for 2.4.0 inclusion?

It is ready now (though it should be considered an experimental filesystem until
VFS stays unchanged for a week, hmmm, maybe ext2 should also....:-) ), but with
Linus in Finland, I am assuming we aren't going to get merged at least until he
gets back. Alan, tell me if I am right about that. Once VFS stays stable for a
week, I can ask people to consider using the port to linux 2.4 on production
systems. I have to say though that the benchmarks I am seeing, which suggest
that performance for both ext2 and reiserfs dropped in a number of areas
compared to Linux 2.2, suggest that VFS needs more work, which frankly worries
me. We haven't benchmarked on the very latest 2.4, so if performance got a lot
better since 2.3.99-pre9 then disregard my concerns.

Yura, do some benchmarks on the latest linux kernel....


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