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From: David Sterba <dsterba@suse.cz>
To: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>
Cc: Martin Steigerwald <martin@lichtvoll.de>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	dsterba@suse.cz, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	linux-m68k@vger.kernel.org,
	Debian m68k <debian-68k@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Re: moving affs + RDB partition support to staging?
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:59:40 +0200
Message-ID: <20180426105940.smn3447igebe5r34@twin.jikos.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <76ca15e2-7b43-8b02-43e1-9ee65ab85356@physik.fu-berlin.de>

On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 12:45:41PM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> (adding debian-68k)
> 
> Hi Matthew!
> 
> On 04/26/2018 12:28 PM, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> > You probably put your stick into a cave with ancient sleeping dragons :)
> 
> Indeed.
> 
> > Added in linux-m68k mailing list, as they likely have an opinion on how
> > to treat affs + RDB partition support. Also added in Jens Axboe about
> > patching that RDB support broken with 2 TB or larger harddisks issue
> > which had been in Linux kernel for 6 years while a patch exists that to
> > my testing back then solves the issue.
> 
> The answer is that we are still very much actively using RDB and AFFS
> supoort in the Linux kernel and if you were to remove it, you would
> directly hit users.

Based on that I think removing affs will not happen, but the upstream
maintenance status should be updated accordingly.

> I know it may sound crazy, but the Linux/m68k port (Atari, Mac, Amiga etc)
> is a very actively used and maintained port which just recently received
> three new drivers:
> 
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mkp/scsi.git/commit/?h=4.18/scsi-queue&id=3109e5ae0311e937d49a5325134e50b742ac5f4a
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next.git/commit/?id=861928f4e60e826cd8871c0c37f4b3d825b8d81d
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/drivers/ata/pata_gayle.c?id=9ab27d1d35fda0c5fce624083e92546a8545e7e5
> 
> The community around the m68k CPU is constantly developing new hardware
> (new accelerator boards, networking cards, IDE controllers etc for the
> Amiga and so on). So, the community and the port are anything but dead.
> 
> > > Yeah, it's pretty sad how few commits some of these filesystems have
> > > had in recent years.  One can argue that they're stable and don't need
> > > to be fixed because they aren't broken, but I find it hard to believe
> > > that any of them were better-implemented than ext2 which still sees
> > > regular bugfixes.
> 
> Exactly. It works fine as is:
...
> There is nothing at the moment that needs fixing.

So, I'm willing to act as upstream maintainer for affs, send pull
requests with fixes if you ever need that (unless you find someone
else).

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Thread overview: 73+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-25 15:46 Moving unmaintained filesystems to staging Matthew Wilcox
2018-04-25 15:47 ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-04-25 20:30 ` David Sterba
2018-04-26  2:57   ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-04-26 10:28     ` moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? (was: Re: Moving unmaintained filesystems to staging) Martin Steigerwald
2018-04-26 10:45       ` moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2018-04-26 10:59         ` David Sterba [this message]
2018-04-26 11:06           ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2018-05-06  0:59         ` Al Viro
2018-05-06  7:40           ` Al Viro
2018-05-06 20:46             ` Al Viro
2018-05-06 20:49               ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2018-05-06 21:32               ` Al Viro
2018-05-07  2:15                 ` Al Viro
2018-05-07  2:40                   ` Michael Schmitz
2018-05-07  7:08                     ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-05-07 20:50                       ` Michael Schmitz
2018-05-07 20:56                         ` Ingo Jürgensmann
2018-05-07 20:58                           ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2018-05-06  8:40           ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2018-05-06 10:12           ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-04-26 11:00       ` moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? (was: Re: Moving unmaintained filesystems to staging) Christoph Hellwig
2018-04-26 11:08       ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2018-04-26 23:56         ` Finn Thain
2018-04-27  1:43           ` moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? jdow
2018-04-27  1:26         ` jdow
2018-05-06  8:52           ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2018-05-06 10:10             ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-05-07  4:54             ` jdow
2018-04-27  2:11         ` moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? (was: Re: Moving unmaintained filesystems to staging) Michael Schmitz
2018-06-24  9:06           ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-24 11:33             ` moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? jdow
2018-06-24 11:40             ` jdow
2018-06-26  2:23               ` Michael Schmitz
2018-06-26  5:17                 ` jdow
2018-06-26  8:12                   ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-26  9:46                     ` jdow
2018-06-26  8:31                   ` Michael Schmitz
2018-06-26  9:45                     ` jdow
2018-06-27  1:07                       ` Michael Schmitz
2018-06-27  6:24                         ` jdow
2018-06-27  8:03                           ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-28  2:57                             ` jdow
2018-06-28  7:40                               ` Amiga RDB partition support for disks >= 2 TB (was: Re: moving affs + RDB partition support to staging?) Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-27  9:00                           ` moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? Michael Schmitz
2018-06-28  3:44                             ` jdow
2018-06-28  5:43                               ` Michael Schmitz
2018-06-28  6:39                                 ` jdow
2018-06-28  8:16                                   ` Amiga RDB partition support for disks >= 2 TB (was: Re: moving affs + RDB partition support to staging?) Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-28 10:00                                     ` Amiga RDB partition support for disks >= 2 TB jdow
2018-06-28 11:30                                       ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-28 11:38                                         ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-28 12:31                                           ` jdow
2018-06-28  8:07                                 ` Amiga RDB partition support for disks >= 2 TB (was: Re: moving affs + RDB partition support to staging?) Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-27  7:57                         ` moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-28  2:56                           ` jdow
2018-06-26  8:02                 ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-26  8:40                   ` Michael Schmitz
2018-06-26  9:31                   ` jdow
2018-06-25  7:53             ` moving affs + RDB partition support to staging? (was: Re: Moving unmaintained filesystems to staging) Michael Schmitz
2018-06-25  8:26               ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-06-25  8:40               ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2018-04-27  8:01         ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-04-26  4:58   ` Moving unmaintained filesystems to staging Nikolay Borisov
2018-04-26  5:30     ` Willy Tarreau
2018-04-26  6:11 ` Pavel Machek
2018-04-26 10:36   ` Martin Steigerwald
2018-05-03  9:18     ` Pavel Machek
2018-04-27  1:10   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2018-04-29 12:07   ` Greg KH
2018-04-29 20:07     ` Ondrej Zary
2018-04-29 23:37       ` Greg KH
2018-05-01 10:14         ` Pavel Machek

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