Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:50 UTC, submitted by Punktyras
Linux "Hans Reiser is waiting for me, standing on the other side of an imitation-wood table. The room is small, the concrete walls bare. A guard locks the steel door from the outside. There is no sound. Reiser is wearing the red jumpsuit of a prisoner in solitary confinement, though he has been allowed to meet with me in this chilly visiting room. There was a time when he was known as a cantankerous but visionary open source programmer. His work was funded by the government; he was widely credited (and sometimes reviled) for rethinking the structure of the Linux operating system. Now he is known as prisoner BFP563."
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RE[2]: a sad day
by SEJeff on Sat 30th Jun 2007 05:45 UTC in reply to "RE: a sad day"
SEJeff
Member since:
2005-11-05

No need to dig it up dude, google bookmarks to the rescue. Hans was called out by a former Namesys employee for "doctoring" the benchmarks. He must have "forgot" 90 second stalls in file operations.

http://lkml.org/lkml/2004/8/27/70

Hopefully justice is served. Fry him if guilty and let him get on with his life if innocent.

Oh yeah:
http://linuxgazette.net/122/piszcz.html
Reiser4 actually isn't all that fast. Scroll down and read the conclusion.

Edited 2007-06-30 05:47

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RE[3]: a sad day
by sbergman27 on Sat 30th Jun 2007 17:45 in reply to "RE[2]: a sad day"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""
Oh yeah:
http://linuxgazette.net/122/piszcz.html
Reiser4 actually isn't all that fast. Scroll down and read the conclusion.

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Thanks. That's another benchmark that makes me wonder why no one ever seems to get excited about JFS.

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