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From: "Pali Rohár" <pali.rohar@gmail.com>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: devel@driverdev.osuosl.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	"Valdis Klētnieks" <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu>,
	"Sasha Levin" <alexander.levin@microsoft.com>,
	"Christoph Hellwig" <hch@infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: exfat: add exfat filesystem code to staging
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 22:56:31 +0200
Message-ID: <20190829205631.uhz6jdboneej3j3c@pali> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190828160817.6250-1-gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

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On Wednesday 28 August 2019 18:08:17 Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> From: Valdis Klētnieks <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu>
> 
> The exfat code needs a lot of work to get it into "real" shape for
> the fs/ part of the kernel, so put it into drivers/staging/ for now so
> that it can be worked on by everyone in the community.
> 
> The full specification of the filesystem can be found at:
>   https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/fileio/exfat-specification
> 
> Signed-off-by: Valdis Kletnieks <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu>
> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.levin@microsoft.com>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

Hi Greg!

I'm not really sure if this exfat implementation is fully suitable for
mainline linux kernel.

In my opinion, proper way should be to implement exFAT support into
existing fs/fat/ code instead of replacing whole vfat/msdosfs by this
new (now staging) fat implementation.

In linux kernel we really do not need two different implementation of
VFAT32.

So I'm a bit sceptical about usefulness of this exfat code/driver, if it
makes any sense to have it even in staging.

-- 
Pali Rohár
pali.rohar@gmail.com

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Thread overview: 70+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-28 16:08 Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-08-28 17:00 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-08-29  6:23   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-29  6:39     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-08-29  9:41       ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-29  9:50         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-08-29 10:37           ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-29 11:04             ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-29 11:18               ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-08-29 11:18             ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-08-29 15:11               ` Dan Carpenter
2019-08-29 15:27                 ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-29 15:43                   ` Dan Carpenter
2019-08-29 15:51                     ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-29 16:04                       ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-30  8:34                         ` Dan Carpenter
2019-08-30  8:43                           ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-30 11:26                             ` Dan Carpenter
2019-08-30 12:04                               ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-29 16:44                     ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-29 16:59                       ` Joe Perches
2019-08-29 17:02                         ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-30  2:06                     ` Chao Yu
2019-08-30  6:38                       ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-30 12:00                         ` Checking usage of likeliness annotations Markus Elfring
2019-08-30 11:51                       ` [PATCH] staging: exfat: add exfat filesystem code to staging David Sterba
2019-08-31  3:50                         ` Chao Yu
2019-08-30 15:36               ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-30 21:54               ` Dave Chinner
2019-08-31 10:31                 ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-09-01  0:04                   ` Dave Chinner
2019-08-29  7:01     ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-29  8:24       ` Gao Xiang
2019-08-29  9:51         ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-29 12:14 ` Pali Rohár
2019-08-29 12:34   ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-08-29 12:46     ` Pali Rohár
2019-08-29 14:08 ` Markus Elfring
2019-08-29 15:44 ` Markus Elfring
2019-08-29 20:56 ` Pali Rohár [this message]
2019-08-29 23:18   ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-08-29 23:35     ` Sasha Levin
2019-08-30  7:56       ` Pali Rohár
2019-10-16 14:03         ` Pali Rohár
2019-10-16 14:31           ` Sasha Levin
2019-10-16 16:03             ` Pali Rohár
2019-10-16 16:20               ` Sasha Levin
2019-10-16 16:22               ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-16 16:32                 ` Pali Rohár
2019-10-16 16:50                   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2019-10-16 20:33               ` Sasha Levin
2019-10-16 21:53                 ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-10-17  7:53                   ` Pali Rohár
2019-10-17  7:50                 ` Pali Rohár
2019-10-16 16:05             ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-08-30  8:03     ` Pali Rohár
2019-08-30 15:40   ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-30 15:43     ` Pali Rohár
2019-09-14 13:39 ` [PATCH] staging: exfat: add exfat filesystem code to Park Ju Hyung
2019-09-15 13:54   ` Greg KH
2019-09-15 16:11     ` Ju Hyung Park
     [not found] ` <20190918195920.25210-1-qkrwngud825@gmail.com>
2019-09-18 20:12   ` [PATCH] staging: exfat: rebase to sdFAT v2.2.0 Greg KH
2019-09-18 20:13   ` Greg KH
2019-09-18 20:22     ` Ju Hyung Park
2019-09-18 20:26       ` Greg KH
2019-09-18 20:31         ` Ju Hyung Park
2019-09-18 20:46           ` Valdis Klētnieks
2019-09-18 21:31   ` kbuild test robot
2019-09-18 21:31   ` kbuild test robot
2019-09-18 22:17     ` Ju Hyung Park

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