Re: [PATCH] staging: exfat: add exfat filesystem code to staging

From: Pali RohÃr
Date: Thu Aug 29 2019 - 16:56:39 EST

On Wednesday 28 August 2019 18:08:17 Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> From: Valdis KlÄtnieks <valdis.kletnieks@xxxxxx>
> The exfat code needs a lot of work to get it into "real" shape for
> the fs/ part of the kernel, so put it into drivers/staging/ for now so
> that it can be worked on by everyone in the community.
> The full specification of the filesystem can be found at:
> Signed-off-by: Valdis Kletnieks <valdis.kletnieks@xxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.levin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Greg!

I'm not really sure if this exfat implementation is fully suitable for
mainline linux kernel.

In my opinion, proper way should be to implement exFAT support into
existing fs/fat/ code instead of replacing whole vfat/msdosfs by this
new (now staging) fat implementation.

In linux kernel we really do not need two different implementation of

So I'm a bit sceptical about usefulness of this exfat code/driver, if it
makes any sense to have it even in staging.

Pali RohÃr

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