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KernelTrap: Reiser4 Plugins

Jun 23, 2005, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])


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"In the debate following Andrew Morton posting his plans for 2.6.13, the existence of a plugin layer in Reiser4 was discussed. Jeff Garzik put it bluntly, 'the plugin stuff is crap. This is not a filesystem but a filesystem new layer. IMO considered in that light, it duplicates functionality elsewhere.' Andrew Morton went on to explain, 'I think the concern here is that this is implemented at the wrong level. In Linux, a filesystem is some dumb thing which implements address_space_operations, filesystem_operations, etc...'"

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