Re: [PATCH] reiserfs: fix handling of device names with /'s in them

From: Rudy Zijlstra
Date: Mon Jul 17 2006 - 18:24:48 EST

Hans Reiser wrote:

Jeff Mahoney wrote:


so why did you take their stable branch away from them by working on
more than bugfixes for V3?

Jeff, working on v3 at this point is nuts. V4 blows it away....


I appreciate your vision and willingness to work to that vision.

The above though, is pure and simple PR. Please do not confuse PR with maintenance, or design maintenance.

I run pretty recent kernels on some of my servers and or workstations ( at the moment). Some others are still using 2.4. All of them are using reiserfs3. I use reiser3 for most all, except video application partitions where XFS is used. For the past 2 yr i have been really pressed for time, and as a result have needed to scale back on pet projects, like testing new filesystems which are not yet into mainline. Once Reiserfs4 gets into mainline, i will test on a workstation. Till that time (and after) any work done on reiserfs3 is very much appreciated by me. It is keeping v3 up with changing requirements and expectations.

You cannot start developing a new version and then quit supporting the previous version. I consider the work Jeff and others have been doing a very good maintenance job. YES, a maintenance job. Addition of relatively minor features is part of normal maintenance.

I expect you to disagree here, i am used to that (having followed reiserfs list for many years).


Rudy Zijlstra

P.S. reducing maintenance to pure bug-fixing is tentamount to announcing EOL.
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