Re: I request inclusion of reiser4 in the mainline kernel

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On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 12:39:48PM -0700, Hans Reiser wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >additinoal comment is that the code is very messy, very different
> >from normal kernel style, full of indirections and thus hard to read.
> >
> Most of my customers remark that Namesys code is head and shoulders
> above the rest of the kernel code.  So yes, it is different.  In
> particular, they cite the XFS code as being so incredibly hard to read
> that its unreadability is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in
> license fees for me.  That's cash received, from persons who read it
> all, not commentary made idly.

It's very different from kernel style, and it's hard to read for us kernel
developers.  And yes, I don't think XFS is the most easy to read code either,
quite contrary.  But it's at least half a magnitude less bad than reiser4

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