Reiser4 Updated For The Linux 3.18 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 15 February 2015 at 09:06 AM EST. 3 Comments
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For those still relying upon the Reiser4 file-system and haven't migrated off to ZFS On Linux or Btrfs, the out-of-tree Reiser4 kernel code has been updated for compatibility with the Linux 3.18 kernel.

While Linux 3.19 was released last week, just last week the Reiser4 team put out their first Linux 3.18 support code that targets the Linux 3.18.6 kernel. It takes some weeks after major kernel releases for the small Reiser4 team to update their out-of-tree code against the mainline kernel changes for compatibility with this once promising open-source file-system.

It doesn't appear there's any plans at this time still for trying to mainline Reiser4 with having no commercial backers or supporters of this successor to ReiserFS. The developers still involved with Reiser4 are mostly doing bug-fixes and maintaining support for new kernel versions without seeing much in the way of new feature development.

Those wishing to download Reiser4 for Linux 3.18 or older can find the code hosted on SourceForge.

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