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

From: James Sutherland (
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 13:56:03 EST

On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Sasi Peter wrote:

> On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Okke Timm wrote:
> > <flamebait>
> > Does ReiserFS work with native RAID and/or NFS ? Last I checked there were
> > some issues... For me these are crucial "features", the only other FS which
> > has these problems and claims to be "production quality" is NWFS.
> Not for the flame path, but eg. 2.2.15 knfsd does not work for me (it
> works ok, but corrupts filesystem, does not let deleted space be freed up,
> aleady posted here, no response)

Were you the person having problems on a heavily-laden system with USB
patches, RAID patches (in "my data's expendable" configuration), and two
other patches on top, who was experiencing a disk space leak?

> > Personally I dislike FSs which introduce their own concepts rather than
> > reusing or extending existing ones. Once these "kludges" are in the kernel,
> > they are very very hard to change or remove them. If every journalling FS
> If they are the right kind, that is called evolution. And who has (who has
> exact idea at least of) a better one?

An FS is not the right place to introduce other aspects. If the VFS layer
needs work, work on it - but don't go bolting bits of VFS replacement code
into a filing system, or vice versa.


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