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From: Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com>
To: Marc-Christian Petersen <m.c.p@wolk-project.de>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] 2.5.38 - Config.in: Second extended fs rename / move Ext3 to a wiser place
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 01:47:48 +0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3D938084.6040105@namesys.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200209261944.23447.m.c.p@wolk-project.de>

Marc-Christian Petersen wrote:

>
>I also thought about splitting the "Journal Filesystems" into an extra menu 
>option just to clear up the whole menu a bit since we have: ReiserFS, Ext3, 
>XFS, JFS, JFFS and JFFSv2. I cooked up a patch which does it, also attached!
>
>  
>

I don't think it is very significant that ReiserFS version 3 is a 
journaling file system in the long term (though it did matter a lot in 
2.4), and Reiser4 is arguably not a journaling file system, but rather a 
wandering log filesystem, so I think that such a categorization is not a 
good one.  

I think that journaling is only a transitory differentiator, and only a 
differentiator vs. ext2.  It would make more sense to call ext2 "Ext2 
(obsolete, requires long waits for fsck after crashes )", and then users 
can decide for themselves who obsoleted it first.;-)

Hans


      parent reply	other threads:[~2002-09-26 21:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-09-26 19:53 Marc-Christian Petersen
2002-09-26 21:20 ` Christoph Hellwig
2002-09-26 21:47 ` Hans Reiser [this message]

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