Re: [PATCH] staging: exfat: add exfat filesystem code to staging
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu Aug 29 2019 - 07:18:42 EST
On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 07:04:43PM +0800, Gao Xiang wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 03:37:49AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 11:50:19AM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > I did try just that, a few years ago, and gave up on it. I don't think
> > > it can be added to the existing vfat code base but I am willing to be
> > > proven wrong.
> > And what exactly was the problem?
> > >
> > > Now that we have the specs, it might be easier, and the vfat spec is a
> > > subset of the exfat spec, but to get stuff working today, for users,
> > > it's good to have it in staging. We can do the normal, "keep it in
> > > stable, get a clean-room implementation merged like usual, and then
> > > delete the staging version" three step process like we have done a
> > > number of times already as well.
> > >
> > > I know the code is horrible, but I will gladly take horrible code into
> > > staging. If it bothers you, just please ignore it. That's what staging
> > > is there for :)
> > And then after a while you decide it's been long enough and force move
> > it out of staging like the POS erofs code?
> The problem is that EROFS has been there for a year and
> I sent v1-v8 patches here, You didn't review or reply it
> once until now.
> And I have no idea what is the relationship between EROFS
> and the current exfat implementation.
There isn't any, other than it too is a filesystem that was in the
staging directory :)