Reiser4 Updated For Linux 5.6 Kernel Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 31 May 2020 at 12:01 AM EDT. 12 Comments
LINUX KERNEL --
While the Linux 5.7 kernel is likely being released as stable today, the Reiser4 port to the Linux 5.6 kernel is out this weekend.

Edward Shishkin continues working on Reiser4 while also spearheading work on the new Reiser4 file-system iteration of the Reiser file-system legacy. Taking a break from that Reiser5 feature work, Shishkin has updated the out-of-tree Reiser4 patches for Linux 5.6.0 compatibility.

This weekend on SourceForge he uploaded the Reiser4 patch for upstream Linux 5.6.0 usage. This is just porting the existing 5.5.5-targeted code to the 5.6 code-base with no mention of any other bug fixes or improvements to Reiser4 in this latest patch.

Those wanting to give the out-of-tree Reiser4 file-system a whirl on the latest kernels can find the patches via SourceForge.net.
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