Death of a filesystem (?)
Over the last months there were repeating news about the murder on Nina Reiser by her husband Hans Reiser, known in the community for his work on his filesystems ReiserFS and Reiser4.
In this post I don't want to deal with the murder, the process or the conviction, there are lots of news and posts about this all over the net, and in at least some cases written by people who are a lot more competent in that field than I am.
What I want to deal with here are the consequences of this "story" that may be in store for Reiser's filesystems.
ReiserFS seems to have caused quite a few heated discussions on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (Archive: http://www.lkml.org). Obviously enough that Hans Reiser sees the main reason for Reiser4 not being transferred into the main kernel-tree in people simply not liking him.
How much of this is true or not shall not be matter of this post, and anyway I am not in the position to judge about this. But it seems to be quite a fact that Reiser didn't make himself very popular with the code he submitted. The problem was, as far as I remember, that it was written without following any kernel-coding-standards.