Re: moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? (was: Re: Moving unmaintained filesystems to staging)

From: Finn Thain
Date: Thu Apr 26 2018 - 19:57:06 EST

On Thu, 26 Apr 2018, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> While non-native Linux filesystem support (e.g. affs/isofs/...) could be
> handled by FUSE

Moving to FUSE is a great divide-and-conquer strategy for those who just
want the code to die and don't care about any of the data in that format.

If there is a maintainence burden that can be shared then it should be
shared -- until it can be established that there is no data of value in
that format.

> moving RDB partition support to staging is not an option, as it is the
> only partitioning scheme that Amigas can boot from.

Whether or not the original hardware is in use is mostly irrelevant.

As long as the old format is accessible using current hardware, the data
in that format remains accessible (to archivists, to curators, to your
decendents, etc).

> If there are bugs in the RDB parser that people run into, they should be
> fixed. If there are limitations in the RDB format on large disks, that's
> still not a reason to move it to staging (hi msdos partitioning!).