Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption

From: Hans Reiser (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 02:36:33 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> > By the way, how about considering the use of tests before redhat coders put stuff in the linux
> > kernel? You know, if VFS changes actually got tested before users encountered things like Viro
> > breaking ReiserFS in 2.4.5, it would be nice.
> > At Namesys, like all normal software shops, we actually run a test suite before shipping code
> > externally. We usually try to require that it be tested by at least one person in addition to the
> > code author.
> No doubt if Namesys ran test suites all the tail merging bug fiasco and the
> directory/tree balance races wouldnt have happened.
Our test suites need much improvement, but we do have them and use them. Can you say the same?

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