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Re: Filesystem recommendations

On Tuesday 04 May 2010 01:55:08 Scarletdown wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 11:22 AM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
> <bss@iguanasuicide.net> wrote:
> > It's an aggressive migration plan, but reiser3 is just barely maintained
> > in the kernel
> Would that be due to the system's creator having current living
> conditions unconducive to helping maintain his creation?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_reiser

Mr. Reiser stopped contributing to reiserfs3 some time before he murdered his 
own wife.  He was "contributing" to reiserfs4, but his interactions with the 
kernel developers did not always encourage others to help address the 
technical issues that prevent reiserfs4 from being in the mainline kernel.

> Or are there other reasons for the lack of maintenance of the reiserfs?

Mostly, fewer of the file system kernel hackers are interested in it.  XFS, 
ext3/4, btrfs, and others have more advocates and active developers.  
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