Re: the " 'official' point of view" expressed by regarding reiser4 inclusion

From: Jan-Benedict Glaw
Date: Sun Jul 23 2006 - 07:48:09 EST

On Sun, 2006-07-23 01:20:40 -0600, Hans Reiser <reiser@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> There is nothing about small patches that makes them better code. There

Erm, a small patch is something which should _obviously_ fix one
issue. A small patch, containing at max some 100 lines, can easily be
read and understood.

A complete filesystem (I'm co-maintaining one for an ancient on-disk
format, too) isn't really easy to understand or to verify from looking
at it for 5min.

> is no reason we should favor them, if the developers are willing to work
> on something for 5 years to escape a local optimum, that is often the
> RIGHT thing to do.

I give a shit of nothing to some 5 year work if I cannot verify that
it won't hurt me at some point.

> It is importand that we embrace our diversity, and be happy for the
> strength it gives us. Some of us are good at small patches that evolve,
> and some are good at escaping local optimums. We all have value, both
> trees and grass have their place in the world.

Just put reiser4 in some GIT tree and publish it. Maybe you can place
it on .


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