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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ReiserFS
by giddie on Tue 29th Apr 2008 09:39 UTC
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Member since:
2008-04-29

So I'm going to kick start the discussion on ReiserFS ;) I'm a flawed human plagued by emotional response, and I'm kind of hoping they'll rename the filesystem.

I'm still waiting for good ZFS support in Linux though.

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RE: ReiserFS
by olefiver on Tue 29th Apr 2008 10:31 in reply to "ReiserFS"
olefiver Member since:
2008-04-04

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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RE[2]: ReiserFS
by DirtyHarry on Wed 30th Apr 2008 09:14 in reply to "RE: ReiserFS"
DirtyHarry Member since:
2006-01-31

We don't need ZFS. We'll have BTRFS within a few years :-)

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RE: ReiserFS
by ggeldenhuys on Tue 29th Apr 2008 11:53 in reply to "ReiserFS"
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2006-11-13

Is there any news on a ZFS implementation for Linux? I thought there was some licensing issue and couldn't be implemented.

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RE[2]: ReiserFS
by Laurence on Tue 29th Apr 2008 14:37 in reply to "RE: ReiserFS"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Is there any news on a ZFS implementation for Linux? I thought there was some licensing issue and couldn't be implemented.


The ZFS license isn't compatible with Linux's GPL licence.

As I understand it, this only means ZFS support can't be written into the Linux kernel. However, ZFS support can run outside of the kernel using a bridge called FUSE.

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