Welcome to the Reiser4 Wiki, the Wiki for users and developers of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems.

For now, most of the documentation is just a snapshot of the old Namesys site (archive.org, 2007-09-29).

There was also a Reiser4 Wiki (archive.org, 2007-07-06) once on pub.namesys.com.


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The following people were the main developers for ReiserFS resp. Reiser4. Some are still active contributers, others are not. Since both filesystems are licensed under the GPLv2, hundreds of anonymous contributers should be on this list too.

Edward Shishkin Reiser4 maintainer. ReiserFS journal relocation support, Reiser4 Encryption and Compression plugins, Different transaction models, Logical volumes.
Jeff Mahoney ReiserFS(v3) maintainer. SuSE programmer, ReiserFS(v3) port to Power PC and sparc, Extended attributes support.
Vladimir Saveliev Former lead Programmer. Reiser4 unix-file plugin, node plugin, extent and formatting item plugins.
Alexander "Zam" Zarochentcev Distinguished Programmer. ReiserFS(v3) resizer, Reiser4 Locking, Flushing, Block allocator.
Vladimir Demidov Programmer, General Director of namesys.ru, alpha port, v4 parser.
Vitaly Fertman Programmer. fsck.reiserfs, fsck.reiser4.
Elena Gryaznova Testing and benchmarking.
Lex "FLX" Lyamin Hostmaster and Sysadmin
George Beshers Team Leader of the Masks and Process Oriented Security DARPA Project
Nate Diller Programmer, Masks and Process Oriented Security DARPA Project
Hans Reiser Owner, Architect, Manager, Programmer.
Ramon Reiser Marketing, Instructional Technology, Technical Writing.
Yura Umanets Programmer. reiser4progs
Josh MacDonald Programmer. Transaction Manager. Flush Code
Yury Rupasov Programmer.
Yuri "Sizif" Shevchuk Programmer.
Jeremy Fitzhardinge Volunteer. Author of hashing code. (teahash.c)
Roman Pozlevich Programmer.
Nikita Danilov Balancing, plugins.
Oleg "Green" Drokin Release Manager.
Chris Mason ReiserFS(v3) journaling code.


A few companies sponsored certain parts of ReiserFS/Reiser4 development:

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