Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption

From: Hans Reiser (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 05:08:17 EST

Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Reiserfs as implemented in the 2.4.2-based kernel of OpenLinux 3.1 is
> everything but stable and has a lot of issues (e.g. NFS-exporting doesn't
> work). That is the reason why it is a) marked experimental and is completly
> unsupported (and that is written _big_ _fat_ in manuals and similar stuff)
> and b) has debugging enabled to have the additional sanity checks that are
> under this option and give addtional hints if reiserfs fails again.

The debugging won't prevent a single crash, it will only print a diagnostic that
might help to understand why it crashed. It makes zero sense for a distro to
have it on, and I think we make that pretty clear in the help button. It would
be nice if distros read the help buttons before selecting options when
configuring their kernels.:-/

I make no claims that users should use ReiserFS as it is in a 2.4.2 kernel....
> Christoph
> --
> Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.
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