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From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
Subject: Re: Call for feature request for 2008.0
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 13:15:05 -0600
Mirosław Mieszczak wrote:
>> You will see reiserfs4 support on the LiveCD when support for it is
>> included upstream in the kernel. The gentoo-sources patchset doesn't (and
>> never will) contain "experimental" features like that.
> 
> I can only say, what a pity.
> I don't want to discuss abot the politics, stability of it etc, so the topic 
> can be closed.

Wow, some people see conspiracies everywhere. There's no "politics" involved.

The long-standing policy of the kernel team is to only include bug fixes that 
are going into upcoming releases of the kernel and other "small" features like 
squashfs (this one is for releng).

While most gentoo devs do refer to reiserfs as "ricerfs" and "hate" reiser4 even 
more than reiser3, it's usually for good reasons. For example, genkernel doesn't 
work on reiser4. I challenge you to tell me it's genkernel's fault and point out 
the problem.

But regardless of how anyone feels about reiser4, as soon as it's included in 
the "upstream" kernel (the kernel.org folks), it will appear in gentoo-sources 
and on the CD media.

-- 
Andrew Gaffney                                 http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
Gentoo Linux Developer             Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator
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