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

From: Richard Torkar (
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 14:11:42 EST

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On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, Hans Reiser wrote:

> ReiserFS 3.6 which was written for Linux 2.4 is being backported now to Linux
> version 2.2 in response to SuSE request.
> Proof of existence theorem for possibility of supporting old disk formats:
> We could name v4 "reiserv4", have a completely separate source code tree, and
> have users mount it by a different FS type name than "reiserfs".
> Don't worry though, we expect our object oriented balancing code will simply
> support the new formats, and will not convert them to new formats until you tell
> it to. (Like we did for 3.6) If users demand it we will backport v4 to 2.4
> (they did demand our backporting to 2.2 including backporting 64 bit support
> using LFS). We are responsive to users.
> ReiserFS is no longer experimental. It works. That means there will always be
> an experimental version of it aged in a dark cellar for 18 months and then
> brought out at the end for users to enjoy. The days where we hurriedly code in
> a disk format change to add some desperately needed feature like 64 bits or
> journaling are gone. The project has grown up.

Sounds great Hans, I for one will implement it on ~100 computers this
week. You have gradually calmed my worries when it comes to 'new' disk
formats :)

Richard Torkar
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