[Gluster-users] Ext4 considered harmful (Was: Re: Slow read performance)

John Mark Walker johnmark at redhat.com
Mon Mar 11 19:07:18 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----

> On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Bryan Whitehead <
> driver at megahappy.net > wrote:

> > This is clearly something Linus should support (forcing ext4 fix).
> > There is an ethos Linus always champions and that is *never* break
> > userspace. NEVER. Clearly this ext4 change has broken userspace.
> > GlusterFS is not in the kernel at all and this change has broken
> > it.
> Apparently one year after the change having made into the kernel you
> believe this argument is still relevant. I don't, really don't.

It didn't affect distributions for quite a few months afterwards. Having said that, your point is valid. We should have been more proactive on this front. 

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