Re: Reiser4 needs more testers

From: Hans Reiser
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 15:52:17 EST

This was the parallel fsync benchmark?


markw@xxxxxxxx wrote:

I've run through another test on STP with the latest snapshot against
reiser4 and reiserfs for comparison. Reiser4 still seems to be lagging
behind reiserfs in our DBT-2 workload (the bigger number is better in
the metric):

metric url to test results
------ ---------------------------------
reiser4 1208
reiserfs 1819


On 26 Mar, Hans Reiser wrote:

We have one NFS related bug remaining, and one mmap all of memory related bug (and performance issue) that you can hit using iozone. We will fix both of these in next week's snapshot, they were both multi-day bug fixes. When they are fixed, unless users/distros find bugs next week we will submit it for inclusion in the -mm and then the official kernel.

We hope it is now fairly stable for average users if you avoid those two issues (we need to get rid of those dire warnings about its stability...., we will remember that next snapshot....;-) )

We need a lot more real user testers, because we have run out of scripts that can crash it, and there are distros that would like to ship it soon. Please also complain to vitaly@xxxxxxxxxxx and ramon@xxxxxxxxxxx about poor documentation, etc., ....

The new reiser4 snapshot (against 2.6.5-rc2) is available at


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