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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
To: "Pali Rohár" <pali@kernel.org>
Cc: Konstantin Komarov <almaz.alexandrovich@paragon-software.com>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, dsterba@suse.cz, aaptel@suse.com,
	willy@infradead.org, rdunlap@infradead.org, joe@perches.com,
	mark@harmstone.com, nborisov@suse.com,
	linux-ntfs-dev@lists.sourceforge.net, anton@tuxera.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v11 00/10] NTFS read-write driver GPL implementation by Paragon Software
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:51:42 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20201031085142.GA5949@lst.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201030164122.vuao3avogggnk42q@pali>

On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 05:41:22PM +0100, Pali Rohár wrote:
> I would like to open discussion about two ntfs kernel drivers. Do we
> really need two drivers (one read only - current version and one
> read/write - this new version)?
> 
> What other people think?
> 
> I remember that Christoph (added to loop) had in past a good argument
> about old staging exfat driver (it had support also for fat32/vfat),
> that it would cause problems if two filesystem drivers would provide
> support for same filesystem.

Yes, we really should not have two drivers normally.  I think Konstantin
and Anton need to have a chat on how to go forard.  Without knowing the
details read-write support sounds like a killer feature we'd really want
if there aren't any code quality or other feature regression problems,
but I haven't had a chance to look at the code at all yet.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-31  8:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-30 15:02 Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 01/10] fs/ntfs3: Add headers and misc files Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 02/10] fs/ntfs3: Add initialization of super block Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 03/10] fs/ntfs3: Add bitmap Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 04/10] fs/ntfs3: Add file operations and implementation Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 05/10] fs/ntfs3: Add attrib operations Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 06/10] fs/ntfs3: Add compression Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 07/10] fs/ntfs3: Add NTFS journal Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 08/10] fs/ntfs3: Add Kconfig, Makefile and doc Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 09/10] fs/ntfs3: Add NTFS3 in fs/Kconfig and fs/Makefile Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-31  1:23   ` kernel test robot
2020-11-02  8:36   ` [kbuild] " Dan Carpenter
2020-11-03  3:06   ` kernel test robot
2020-10-30 15:02 ` [PATCH v11 10/10] fs/ntfs3: Add MAINTAINERS Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 15:24 ` [PATCH v11 00/10] NTFS read-write driver GPL implementation by Paragon Software Pali Rohár
2020-10-30 15:51   ` Konstantin Komarov
2020-10-30 16:24     ` Pali Rohár
2020-10-30 16:41 ` Pali Rohár
2020-10-31  8:51   ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2020-10-31  2:42 ` Eric Biggers
2020-10-31  2:48   ` Eric Biggers

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