Call for feedback about ReiserFS import
zzhang at cs.binghamton.edu
Wed May 11 04:05:58 GMT 2005
Hmm. Reiser4 is already released and is better than ReiserFS...
On Mon, 9 May 2005, [UTF-8] Jean-S=C3=A9bastien P=C3=A9dron wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> The current port of ReiserFS is ready to be imported in the tree for a
> few months, however my mentor mux@ and I have concerns about the
> organization of the sources of this version.
> Originally, the port is based on Linux 2.6.7. My goal was to distribute
> it as a 3rd party package, maybe a port. Because I was interested in
> kernel development and how ReiserFS was working, I started from scratch,
> bringing the necessary pieces of code from Linux little by little, to
> achieve read-only support.
> The main issue with this approach is maintainability: the filenames and
> source layout is different between the original Linux version and the
> port. Changes in the Linux tree are harder to track.
> I'd like to import this version in FreeBSD's tree, because:
> - ReiserFS' homepage (http://www.namesys.com/) says it shouldn't evolve
> anymore (just rare bugfixes). For instance, between Linux 2.6.7 and
> 18.104.22.168, they added a few checks of functions' return code.
> - with my approach, I have a better knowledge of the filesystem
> internals. If we want a BSD licensed version, it should be easier.
> - work is more interesting this way than just make the Linux version
> - it's already done ;)
> But I know that the tradition is to import external code with changes as
> less intrusive as possible, for good reason. Does anyone has objections
> for this?
> Jean-S=C3=A9bastien P=C3=A9dron
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