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.

Reiser4 patchsets

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Please help with testing Reiser4 and report any issues to the mailinglist!


Stable patchsets

As reiser4 is still not in mainline, Edward Shishkin is kind enough to provide patches for the stable version of the Linux kernel.

Standalone reiser4 tree

According to Reiser4 Upstream Git Repositories on GitHub, this is how the the standalone tree can be used:


. Patch the respective kernel with the latest available stuff from
. cd to the "fs" directory;
. delete the directory reiser4;
. instead of the deleted stuff clone the standalone reiser4
  repository from Github;
. build and install as usual.

Development patchsets

Andrew Morton is maintaining the mm-tree that includes Reiser4 as well. Be aware that this tree in high flux and often filled with exotic stuff (yes, more exotic than reiser4 ;-))

Distribution packages


openSUSE is building reiser4 packages too:

Please see drivers:filesystems for more external file system modules.


Fedora is hosting a few reiser4 packages too:

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