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

From: Valdis KlÄtnieks
Date: Thu Aug 29 2019 - 19:18:28 EST

On Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:56:31 +0200, Pali Rohásaid:

> 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
> VFAT32.

This patch however does have one major advantage over "patch vfat to
support exfat" - which is that the patch exists.

If somebody comes forward with an actual "extend vfat to do exfat" patch,
we should at that point have a discussion about relative merits....

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