Re: Reiser4 Inclusion

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Tue Jul 18 2006 - 07:41:29 EST

On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 08:49:31PM -0400, Jeff Dike wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 10:48:04PM +0200, Erik Mouw wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 08:13:04AM -0700, Jeff Anderson-Lee wrote:
> > > In the past I've wondered why so many experimental FS projects die this
> > > death of obscurity in that they only work under FreeBSD or some ancient
> > > version of Linux.? I'm beginning to see why that is so:? the Linux core
> > > simply changes too fast for it to be a decent FS R&D environment!
> >
> > That hasn't been a problem for OCFS2 and FUSE (recently merged), and
> > also doesn't seem to be a problem for GFS.
> I'm been maintaining a couple (for now) out-of-tree filesystems for
> UML, and have seen only minor updates needed over the course of 2.6.
> Complaints about interface churn for filesystems (or anything else,
> actually, since an architecture, such as UML, is exposed to nearly the
> entire kernel) are imcomprehensible to me.

Yes, in 2.6 there were very little changes to the filesystem interface.
I count that as a good sign, it means our VFS and common fs helper code
has become pretty mature.
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