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Re: Recent PPC Reiser support & Reiser strategy

On Thu, 2001-11-01 at 22:17, Jean-Francois Landry wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 05:07:49PM +0000, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> > Sorry for flooding the list this week. I've taken the week off from work
> > to do some databasing and to try and get Debian running on my Lombard.
> > Sad, isn't it!
> > 
> > I came across ppckernel.org and noted that the latest build of Debian's
> > 2.4 kernel for PPC is 2.4.13-pre1, which is a modified version of the
> > main BK (BitKeeper) tree. Is this a recommended version to use for
> > Reiser, or should I use a stable BenH kernel?
> > 
> > Are there issues with making Reiser filesystems on Debian PPC? It would
> > be useful to have /var, /tmp and /home on Reiser to help recover from
> > those battery power outages!
> If you carefully study the FAQ on www.namesys.com, you'll see that
> Reiserfs has only been tested on x86 and Alpha. So there are quite
> probably a number of endianess issues at the least with the code.

Jeff Merkey has been providing endianness patches for a long time, and
they have been merged into 2.4 recently.

I don't think the problems I and others have experienced with ReiserFS
are architecture specific.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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