Re: NTFS3 driver is orphan already. What we do?

From: Namjae Jeon
Date: Wed Apr 27 2022 - 20:48:04 EST

2022-04-28 2:47 GMT+09:00, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> [ Sad state of affairs mostly edited out ]
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 2:22 AM Kari Argillander
> <kari.argillander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I also did suggest that I could co maintain this driver to take burden
>> from
>> Konstantin, but haven't got any replay.
> If you are willing to maintain it (and maybe find other like-minded
> people to help you), I think that would certainly be a thing to try.
I can help him.
> And if we can find *nobody* that ends up caring and maintaining, then
> I guess we should remove it, rather than end up with *two* effectively
> unmaintained copies of NTFS drivers.
And I'm currently working write support on read-only NTFS(fs/ntfs)
with the goal of being released in a few months. And after that, I am
planning to start working fsck in ntfsprogs in ntfs-3g to solve the
current lack of utility issue.

> Not that two unmaintained filesystems are much worse than one :-p
> Linus