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Date:   Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:04:18 -0700
From:   Vito Caputo <vcaputo@...garu.com>
To:     Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk>
Cc:     linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        reiserfs-devel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Reiser4 Linux 4.17.19-1 hangs in Google cloud VM, too.

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 04:54:25AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 08:47:19PM -0700, Vito Caputo wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 04:38:52AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> > > On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 03:19:12AM -0700, Metztli Information Technology wrote:
> > > > I installed reiser4 -enhanced Linux kernel 4.17.19-1 --thus replacing the prior hung reiser4 -patched kernel 4.18.15-1 in the Google Compute Engine (GCE) cloud instance. After less than 24 hours the 4.17.19-1 hung in similar way to the 4.18.15-1.
> > > > 
> > > > Please note that I had been running my custom Metztli Reiser4 Debian Stretch image with reiser4 linux 4.14.20-1 without issues for several months
> > > > < https://github.com/Metztli/reiser4-debian-kernel-packaging-4.14.20 >  --until I decided to upgrade to newer kernel(s).
> > > 
> > > Er...  Does anybody maintain reiser4 these days?  I can't recall a single mail
> > > along the lines of "such-and-such VFS/VM/scheduler/etc. change would break reiser4"
> > > in quite a few years (more than a decade, most likely)...
> > 
> > I've wondered if we should rename reiserfs to something else.  As-is,
> > it's not likely to attract any developers since it may as well be named
> > hitlerfs or something similarly uncomfortable to explain to a
> > significant other as what you've been working on.
> 
> Sigh...  Godwin Law in action, at the third posting in thread ;-/
> 
> > That is, assuming it's going to continue to exist in-tree...
> 
> reiser4 has never been in-tree to start with.  And name is completely irrelevant -
> all I'm refering to is that I have not seen any postings on l-k/fsdevel/etc.
> from anybody working on that particular out-of-tree codebase.
> 
> Put it that way - I would expect the bitrot from (apparent) decade-long
> inactivity to be a much more serious problem than anything naming-related.

Would you say bitrot is more or less likely if a project doesn't attract
fresh meat?

Regards,
Vito Caputo

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