"The future of Reiser4 was raised on the lkml, with the
filesystem's creator, Hans Reiser, awaiting his May 7'th trial.
Concerns that the filesystem wasn't being maintained were laid to
rest when Andrew Morton stated, 'the namesys engineers continue to
maintain reiser4 and I continue to receive patches for it.' He
further added, 'the namesys guys are responsive and play well with
others.' As to why the filesystem hasn't yet been merged into the
2.6 kernel, Andrew explained, 'to get it unstuck we'd need a
general push, get people looking at and testing the code, get the
vendors to have a serious think about it, etc. We could do
that--it'd require that the namesys people (and I) start making
threatening noises about merging it, I guess.' He then made joking
reference to the recent debate regarding the new CPU schedulers,
'or we could move all the reiser4 code into kernel/sched.c--that
seems to get people fired up...'"