Re: (reiserfs) Re: New Linux 2.5 - 2.6 TODO (Alan Cox suggests delaying reiserfs integration)

From: Richard Torkar (
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 06:37:36 EST

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On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:

> On 2000-06-05T07:57:36,
> Rik van Riel <> said:
> > This is all very cool, but if it means that the on-disk format
> > will keep changing every few weeks, I think it may be better to
> > delay reiserfs integration in the kernel until 2.5 ...
> I disagree. As long as the version in 2.4 is bugfixed, I see no problem with
> that.
> Obviously, major changes should happen in 2.5 and not 2.4. But that is the way
> it has always been with Linux.
> Opposing a merge of a very useful feature into a stable kernel just because
> major improvements are planned for the next development cycle seems
> counterproductive.

FWIW I have to agree with Rik on this matter.
Changing the on-disk format every few weeks is very counterproductive for
the people using resierfs. That is the only reason for me _not_ using
reiserfs on 100 computers @ work.

As far as I know Linus hasn't made any decision regarding this matter and
the last thing I read was that he'd like a journaling fs in the 2.4

Kind regards
Richard Torkar
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