Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 39608
CONFIG_REISERFS_CHECK is on
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:44:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
reiserfs:warning: CONFIG_REISERFS_CHECK is set ON
reiserfs:warning: - it is slow mode for debugging.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot with preloading the reiserfs module
This is on purpose. Reiserfs is not stable yet, and enabling debugging will
catch filesystemcorruption before you totally loose all your data.
not stable by who'se definition? There's a reason it's the only JFS in the 2.4
kernel. It's been around for years, and is the only production level JFS in
availalbe for linux.
Maybe a patch is in order to produce two versions of the module - one with debug
and one without.
Until recently, about 1 corruptor bug was found in reiserfs about every 2 weeks.
Also, and more importantly, the fsck for reiserfs was not very good at the time
we released 7.1.
"Been around for years" isn't completely honest; the 2.2 version is very very
different from the 2.4 one.
I'm not saying this to indicate the reiserfs people did a bad job, they didn't.
However at the time of the 7.1 release reiserfs just wasn't ready. And even
current reiserfs has significant issues (doesn't work on big-endian machines,
doesn't work on 64 bit machines)