seriously ! it would be nice to see several benchmarks of reiser4 and how it's comparing to the other filesystems (default format, gzip-, lzo-compression)
all filesystems shouldn't be mounted with default but with at least noatime,nodiratime
reiser4 and btrfs have several commonalities but also a lot of differences so I'm interested how they're stacking up against each other
I feel your pain
but in this way you won't resurrect his wife and pull him out of prison ...