Re: [PATCH] drivers/staging/exfat - by default, prohibit mount of fat/vfat

From: Valdis KlÄtnieks
Date: Fri Aug 30 2019 - 20:48:49 EST

On Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:45:03 -0700, Christoph Hellwig said:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 12:42:39PM -0400, Valdis KlÄ?tnieks wrote:
> > Concerns have been raised about the exfat driver accidentally mounting
> > fat/vfat file systems. Add an extra configure option to help prevent that.
> Just remove that code. This is exactly what I fear about this staging
> crap, all kinds of half-a***ed patches instead of trying to get anything

Explain how it's half-a**ed. You worry about accidental mounting, meanwhile
down in the embedded space there are memory-constrained machines that
don't want separate vfat and exfat drivers sitting around in memory. If you
have a better patch that addresses both concerns, feel free to submit it.

> done. Given that you signed up as the maintainer for this what is your
> plan forward on it? What development did you on the code and what are
> your next steps?

Well, the *original* plan was to get it into the tree someplace so it can get
review and updates from others. Given the amount of press the Microsoft
announcement had, we were *hoping* there would be some momentum and
people actually looking at the code and feeding me patches. I've gotten a
half dozen already today....

Although if you prefer, it can just sit out-of-tree until I've got a perfect driver
without input or review from anybody. But I can't think of *any* instance where
that model has actually worked.

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