Reiser4 Benchmarked On Linux 3.5
Phoronix: Reiser4 Benchmarked On Linux 3.5
While the Reiser4 file-system has been in-development for the better part of the past decade, it still hasn't been merged into the mainline Linux kernel. Reiser4 is still out-of-tree, doesn't see much new development activity by its limited developers, and the file-system remains tarnished due to its founder, Hans Reiser, being a convicted murderer. However, Edward Shishkin the former Namesys employee, does continue to drive its development forward. Reiser4 was recently updated to work with the more modern Linux 3.5 kernel.
Not too bad with only one guy working on it. Not bad at all actually.
Typically murders mail order wives and makes shitty defenses in court then gets beaten up badly in prison. Also, even if Hans Reiser didn't murder anyone, the kernel people NEVER liked him. We would have never seen Reiser4 becoming mainstream anyway, despite the fact that ReiserFS was so damn popular. I have a hunch, if it was developed more, it would be far ahead of any Linux filesystem speedwise (for desktop loads at least.)
Originally Posted by bug77
Is Reiser4 the "Brain fuck scheduler" of file systems ?
It has merits, and can be developed further to beat a lot of mainline FS's. But it wont be _ever_ introduced in the mainline kernel. For reasons that some critics say are biased against the _developer_ , rather than the technical merit of the code itself.
'whooped' in a 'majority'? Really? Well technically - because of threaded io tester.... if you take that one out everything changes. Or you could have written 'btrfs is whooped' ... well... whatever.
Btw, why did you miss to mention THE r4 feature? atomicy?
Rename data loss can happen with every FS - except reiser4.
Or wandering journal and dancing trees which are a nice way to spread the write load over the disk?
Reiser4 not being in the Kernel is all about the code quality, which is crap and the developer, he was an ass even to Linus. Please do not compare the awesomeness of BFS to the shittyness of ReiserFS.
Originally Posted by mayankleoboy1
From what I've been able to gather he wanted to do several things that just didn't work/ broke compatibility with the traditional Linux and UNIX filesystems.
Originally Posted by LinuxID10T
Here's a taste of some of it.