Re: [PATCH 4.19 033/110] bfs: add sanity check at bfs_fill_super()

From: Tigran Aivazian
Date: Thu Nov 29 2018 - 12:31:51 EST

On Thu, 29 Nov 2018 at 17:10, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Your patch has to apply on top of the existing one, so there's not an
> issue here.
> And might as well fix it now, as I can never count on a "future" patch
> getting merged.

It is already fixed, i.e. it applies cleanly against the existing
(i.e. 4.19.5) kernel. What I meant is that, there is little or no
point in applying a short-lived patch as there is no conceivable
reason that it can become a long-lived one.

Whatever else may have changed (all for the better of course) in the
past 20 years in Linux kernel development, I presume the basic
fundamental fact that no patch is accepted if the relevant maintainer
has objections to it is still intact. And I am both the author and the
maintainer of the BFS filesystem.

Kind regards,