Re: [PATCH v2 00/10] cifsd: introduce new SMB3 kernel server

From: J. Bruce Fields
Date: Wed Apr 28 2021 - 19:57:37 EST

On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 12:24:17AM +0200, Aurélien Aptel wrote:
> "J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > I'd rather see multiple patches that were actually functional at each
> > stage: e.g., start with a server that responds to some sort of rpc-level
> > ping but does nothing else, then add basic file IO, etc.
> >
> > I don't know if that's practical.
> Although it would certainly be nice I don't think it's realistic to
> expect this kind of retro-logical-rewriting. AFAIK the other new
> fs-related addition (ntfs patchset) is using the same trick of adding
> the Makefile at the end after it was suggested on the mailing list. So
> there's a precedent.

OK, I wondered if that might be the case.

I don't love it, but, fair enough, maybe that's the best compromise.