From a message posted to LWN.net: "If I were you, I'd worry more about the blk-patches from Jens, but
they've been around for a long time, and Alan also put them in his tree.
Which makes them as safe as any patch we've seen. So I took the
approach that "we'll obviously have to put this _somewhere_ in 2.4.x".
But that is, at least to me, a potentially bigger worry than reiserfs."
January 17, 2001