Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jun 2008 15:53 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
Legal The story of Hans Reiser, the eccentric file system programmer, is a tragic one. The author of the ReiserFS was arrested under suspicion of the murder of his wife Nina Reiser in 2006, and was declared guilty in April 2008. Some still placed doubts about the conviction, stating that he might be innocent. It now seems that all doubt has been quelled, since Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff has revealed that Hans Reiser will disclose the location of Nina's body for a reduced sentence.
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RE[2]: I told you so...
by melkor on Tue 10th Jun 2008 03:27 UTC in reply to "RE: I told you so..."
melkor
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2006-12-16

To be fair to him, all file systems can lose data, I think it's just luck of the draw to be honest. Many people swear by ReiserFS, I personally haven't really used it, I'm happy using ext3.

It is sad to see a talented developer go this way, he did have a lot to offer the community.

That said, he was by all accounts, a particularly difficult man to deal with at the best of times, and did not like conforming to the Linux kernel coding standards. I'm glad Linus stood his ground.

Dave

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