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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: "Leonidas P. Papadakos" <papadakospan@gmail.com>,
	Konstantin Komarov <almaz.alexandrovich@paragon-software.com>
Cc: zajec5@gmail.com, "Darrick J. Wong" <djwong@kernel.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] vboxsf fixes for 5.14-1
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:07:29 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHk-=whfeq9gyPWK3yao6cCj7LKeU3vQEDGJ3rKDdcaPNVMQzQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210716114635.14797-1-papadakospan@gmail.com>

On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 4:49 AM Leonidas P. Papadakos
<papadakospan@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> This driver is already in a much better feature state than the old ntfs driver from 2001.

If the new ntfs code has acks from people - and it sounds like it did
get them - and Paragon is expected to be the maintainer of it, then I
think Paragon should just make a git pull request for it.

That's assuming that it continues to be all in just fs/ntfs3/ (plus
fs/Kconfig, fs/Makefile and MAINTAINERS entries and whatever
documentation) and there are no other system-wide changes. Which I
don't think it had.

We simply don't have anybody to funnel new filesystems - the fsdevel
mailing list is good for comments and get feedback, but at some point
somebody just needs to actually submit it, and that's not what fsdevel
ends up doing.

The argument that "it's already in a much better state than the old
ntfs driver" may not be a very strong technical argument (not because
of any Paragon problems - just because the old ntfs driver is not
great), but it _is_ a fairly strong argument for merging the new one
from Paragon.

And I don't think there has been any huge _complaints_ about the code,
and I don't think there's been any sign that being outside the kernel
helps.

               Linus

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-16 18:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-13 10:45 Hans de Goede
2021-07-13 19:15 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-13 20:14   ` Al Viro
2021-07-13 20:18     ` Al Viro
2021-07-13 20:24       ` Randy Dunlap
2021-07-13 20:32         ` Al Viro
2021-07-13 21:43           ` Randy Dunlap
2021-07-14 10:50     ` Rafał Miłecki
2021-07-14 14:13       ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-14 14:51       ` Greg KH
2021-07-14 15:59         ` Rafał Miłecki
2021-07-14 16:05           ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-07-14 16:18             ` Rafał Miłecki
2021-07-15 21:50               ` Neal Gompa
2021-07-16 11:46               ` Leonidas P. Papadakos
2021-07-16 18:07                 ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2021-07-30 15:55                   ` Konstantin Komarov
2021-07-30 17:23                     ` Paragon NTFSv3 (was Re: [GIT PULL] vboxsf fixes for 5.14-1) Linus Torvalds
2021-08-13 16:11                       ` Konstantin Komarov
2021-08-15 20:32                         ` Stephen Rothwell
2021-08-16  3:00                         ` Kari Argillander
2021-09-02 21:55                       ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-03 22:48                   ` [GIT PULL] vboxsf fixes for 5.14-1 Theodore Ts'o
2021-08-03 23:44                     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-08-04  0:04                       ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-08-04  0:10                         ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-04  0:49                           ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-08-04  1:03                             ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-08-04  6:38                               ` Kari Argillander
2021-08-04 16:30                                 ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-08-05 15:48                               ` Konstantin Komarov
2021-08-10  7:02                                 ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-09-02 22:09                           ` NTFS testing (was: " Szabolcs Szakacsits
2021-09-03 17:48                             ` Eric Biggers
2021-09-03 21:17                               ` Szabolcs Szakacsits
2021-07-17 16:47                 ` Pali Rohár
2021-07-14 16:13           ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-07-14 16:18             ` Christoph Hellwig
2021-07-14 16:38               ` Gao Xiang
2021-07-14 20:03               ` Eric W. Biederman
2021-07-15 22:14               ` Darrick J. Wong
2021-07-13 19:17 ` pr-tracker-bot

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