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SubjectRE: [PATCH 00/13] add the latest exfat driver
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> On 11/13/19 3:55 PM, Valdis Klētnieks wrote:
> > On Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:00:23 -0600, Eric Sandeen said:
> >> On 11/13/19 2:17 AM, Namjae Jeon wrote:
> >>> This adds the latest Samsung exfat driver to fs/exfat. This is an
> >>> implementation of the Microsoft exFAT specification. Previous versions
> >>> of this shipped with millions of Android phones, an a random previous
> >>> snaphot has been merged in drivers/staging/.
> >>>
> >>> Compared to the sdfat driver shipped on the phones the following changes
> >>> have been made:
> >>>
> >>> - the support for vfat has been removed as that is already supported
> >>> by fs/fat
> >>> - driver has been renamed to exfat
> >>> - the code has been refactored and clean up to fully integrate into
> >>> the upstream Linux version and follow the Linux coding style
> >>> - metadata operations like create, lookup and readdir have been further
> >>> optimized
> >>> - various major and minor bugs have been fixed
> >>>
> >>> We plan to treat this version as the future upstream for the code base
> >>> once merged, and all new features and bug fixes will go upstream first.
> >>
> >> Apologies if I should know this already, but where are the userspace
> tools
> >> for exfat located?
> >
> > The upstream for that is https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c58c1a81-
> 98101be1-c58d91ce-0cc47a31307c-
> f7e416d4f44c26c5&u=https://github.com/relan/exfat
> >
> > On Fedora, they're available in the rpmfusion RPM 'exfat-utils', not sure
> where
> > Ubuntu or other distros put it.
>
> Thanks, I wasn't sure if that was the "official" repo at this point.
I am preparing exfat-tools project and will share it here.
>
> -Eric




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