[web-team] Re: [Speakers] Would you like me to give a talk on reiser4 when I come to bay area in November?

Marc MERLIN marc_news at merlins.org
Thu Oct 24 14:59:56 PDT 2002

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 01:09:05AM +0400, Hans Reiser wrote:
> Oh, I thought it was Wed. Nov. 5th?

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> Ok, I'll be there.

Great, thanks.
I'm leaving the rest quoted for Joyce or Heather to post on the web site.

> Reiser4
> by Hans Reiser
> Reiser4 is the fastest Linux filesystem (except when it crashes, it is 
> also the newest;-) ), performing 50-100% faster than ReiserFS V3.  It 
> performs all filesystem operations as atomic transactions, and creates a 
> foundation for a general purpose atomic transaction kernel API.  It is 
> built on a plugin based infrastructure that makes it feasible to 
> implement security attributes as just files with particular file 
> features selected.  It is highly scalable due to the use of per node 
> locking in its balancing operations.  Like version 3 it stores small 
> files space efficiently (packing them using database-like tree 
> algorithms), but its performance is much higher when it does so.  
> Microsoft is switching its focus from the browser to the filesystem, and 
> is folding database and search engine functionality into the filesystem. 
> Reiser4 is designed to serve as the storage layer in the Linux effort 
> to counter that move, and, well, the performance of that layer is 
> looking pretty good so far compared to NTFS.
> Reiser4 employs dancing trees rather than balanced trees, and rejects 
> the BLOB approach, which may make the talk of interest to database 
> specialists.
> Bio: Architect of Reiser4, ReiserFS.  

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