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KernelTrap: Reiser4 Internal Abstraction Layer

Aug 02, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The ongoing discussion about the Reiser4 filesystem continues on the lkml. Jeff Garzik discussed the complexity introduced by a plugin layer, suggesting it is really a second VFS, 'furthermore, it completely changes the notion of what a Linux filesystem is. Currently, each Linux filesystem is a tightly constrained set of metadata support. reiser4 changes 'tightly constrained' to 'infinity'. While that freedom is certainly liberating, it also has obvious support costs due to new admin paradigms and customer configuration possibilities...'"

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