Re: [RFC PATCH 0/8] fscache: Replace and remove old I/O API

From: David Howells
Date: Tue Sep 14 2021 - 14:59:20 EST

Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Call it "fallback" or "simple" or something that shows the intent, but
> > no, I'm not taking patches that introduce a _new_ interface and call
> > it "deprecated".

Yeah, I'll change it to "fallback" - I started talking about it like that in
the docs anyway.

> Put another way: to call something "deprecated", you have to already
> have the replacement all ready to go.

We're not far off. There's a fair distance (in number of patches) between
this patchset and the completion, hence why I marked them as deprecated here,
intending to remove them at the end. Between myself, Jeff and Dave we have
fscache, cachefiles, afs, ceph and nfs (almost) covered. I have patches for
9p and I've given a partial patch for cifs to Steve and Shyam.