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  • The decision was made a while ago. It has to do with problems in the direction of ReiserFS and Reiser4:

    • ReiserFS is in maintenance mode, with no further feature development effort going into it.
    • Reiser4 is too experimental to be accepted into the kernel now or anytime soon.
    • There are few developers with the knowledge necessary to maintain the ReiserFS codebase, let alone fork it.

    In other words, Reiser’s filesystems look like dead ends long before you factor in his arrest.

    • The kernel hackers just recently announced that Reiser4 would be in the next development series of the kernel.
      • I think some of the concern there was that you would have to reformat to move from Reiser 3 to 4, (not like with the ext filesystems), so the dead end comment comes from considering Reiser 4 an effectively entirely different filesystem.