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An Update On Reiser4 For The Mainline Linux Kernel

Jan 31, 2011, 21:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"In November of 2009 we reported that the Reiser4 file-system may go into the mainline Linux kernel in late 2010. We're now into 2011 with the merge window having closed earlier this month for the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and there's no sign of this open-source file-system designed to succeed the popular ReiserFS. So what gives? Well, we have another update from its lead developer.

"It was Edward Shishkin that told us in 2009 that we could see Reiser4 in the mainline Linux kernel in 2010. Edward's reasoning for this 2010 target was first to allow time to publish a design document about Reiser4, such as for USENIX 2010, to gain some independent expert review. Edward is the developer that basically took over leading the Reiser4 development after the founder of ReiserFS/Reiser4, Hans Reiser, was convicted of murdering his wife."

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