Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by kernelnewbies.orgregarding reiser4 inclusion

From: David Masover
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 11:46:28 EST

Jan Engelhardt wrote:
Yes, it looks like a business of node plugin, but AFAIK, you
objected against such checks:
Did I really? Well, I think that allowing users to choose whether to
checksum or not is a reasonable thing to allow them. I personally would
skip the checksum on my computer, but others....

It could be a useful mkfs option....

It should preferably a runtime tunable variable, at best even
per-superblock and (overriding the sb setting), per-file.

Sounds almost exactly like a plugin. And yes, that would be the way to do it, especially considering some files will already have internal consistency checking -- just as we should allow direct disk IO to some files (no journaling) when the files in question are databases that do their own journaling.
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