Given the recent discussion on LKML two weeks ago, it is clear that many people feel they have a stake in the future development plans of the ext2/ext3 filesystem, as it one of the most popular and commonly used filesystems, particular amongst the kernel development community. For this reason, the stakes are higher than it would be for other
filesystems. The concerns that were expressed can be summarized in the following points:
http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/6/28/454