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Date:   Wed, 5 Aug 2020 20:01:29 -0400
Cc:     Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: PROBLEM: IO lockup on reiserfs FS.

On Wed, 5 Aug 2020 12:51:41 -0700
Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 9:53 AM <> wrote:
> >
> > It's been over 1 week since I sent this into the reiserfs-devel
> > mailing list. I'm escalating this as the kernel docs recommend.
> > I'm still willing to help debug and test a fix for this problem.  
> The thing is, you're using an ancient 4.14 kernel, 

Sorry, I didn't realize kernel development went that fast.
I did try to go to the 5.X series, but the AMDGPU drivers don't work on
my SI card anymore (I need to bisect which takes time and many re-boots
to find the problematic commit).
I'll try the Radeon-SI driver and see if I can reproduce this reliably.

> and a filesystem
> that isn't really maintained any more. You'll find very few people
> interested in trying to debug that combination.
> You *might* have more luck with a more modern kernel, but even then
> ... reiserfs?
>               Linus

Why does no one (I've met others who share a similar sentiment), like
reiserfs? I'm not looking for fight, I'm incredulous. It's a great FS
that survives oops-es, power failures, and random crashes very very well.
It's the only FLOSS FS with tail packing.


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