[Speakers] Would you like me to give a talk on reiser4 when I come to bay area in November?
reiser at namesys.com
Thu Oct 24 14:09:05 PDT 2002
Marc MERLIN wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 09:12:57PM -0700, Marc MERLIN wrote:
>>Hans, you're in luck, we had a spot, we'd love to have you.
>>Can you send a quick bio and a few words about your talk here so that it
>>can be posted on the web site?
>Hans, we'd really need a confirmation from you.
>Could you confirm that you're coming Wed Nov 6th?
>Could you send us the quick bio and your talk description?
Oh, I thought it was Wed. Nov. 5th?
Ok, I'll be there.
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
Bio: Architect of Reiser4, ReiserFS.
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