Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Apr 2008 08:21 UTC, submitted by Jason Slack
Legal In October 2006, Hans Reiser, creator of the ReiserFS filesystem, was arrested under the suspicion of the murder of his wife, Nina, who had disappeared off the face of the earth after dropping their two children off at Hans' home. The two were divorced, and fighting a legal battle over ownership of the Namesys company and the custody of their children. Even though the body was never found, he has been declared guilty of first degree murder.
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RE: ReiserFS
by olefiver on Tue 29th Apr 2008 10:31 UTC in reply to "ReiserFS"
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I don't see a reason to rename the filesystem. I'm not claiming not to be a flawed human plagued by emotional response (I think we all are that), but the filesystem is as much a part of Hans' legacy as the murder of his wife.
He, and Namesys, made it. If they want to rename it, okay, otherwise use it or don't.

What I hoping is that no FS-zelots from other camps use the ruling as flame-fodder. On the other hand, reiserfs(v3) is nearing obsolete I guess... and v4 isn't in linux so...


I think we'll want some time still for good ZFS in linux though. I highly doubt it'll come "native" to linux ever.

Edited 2008-04-29 10:31 UTC

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