[vdr] Re: Freezes with Reiserfs

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Tue Apr 24 19:45:34 CEST 2007

Sven Schwyn wrote:
> After some research on Reiser4 and the surprising twist in Hans Reiser's 
> personal fate (he was arrested with murder charges last October), I'm 
> having my doubts as far as further development/bugfixing is concerned 
> and therefore decided to switch back to ext3 before playing back the 
> backup.

Reiser's personal issues are strange, however I don't think that this is 
relevant for the file system. Reiser3 is stable and working fine in my 
eyes, even though it has a bad reputation because of some early bugs.

Reiser4 sounds like an excellent performer on the parallel-recording 
task, and its very sad that Reiser4 is waiting for kernel integration 
for several years now. Hopefully the remaining developers continue on it.

Ext3 by the way is one of the slowest on parallel-recording, one of the 
reasons why ext4 is on heavy development. If you really want to avoid 
Reiser3, I'd suggest XFS or other high performing journaling FS'.



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