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SubjectRe: [PATCH] erofs: move erofs out of staging
Hi Qu,

On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 02:04:46PM +0800, Qu Wenruo wrote:
> [...]
>
> And performance is another point.
> That tree-checker in btrfs is as fast/slow as CRC32.
> Not sure how it would be for dm-verity, but I guess it's slower than
> CRC32 if using any strong hash.

Just a word, dm-verity can do simple CRC32 without hash
tree in priciple as well. It is only a time problem.

>
> Anyway, for a RO fs, if it's relying on dm-verify then that's OK for
> real-world usage.
> But as a standalone fs, even it's RO, a verification layer would be a
> great plus.

Yes, again, it's on my schedule at least.

>
> At least when new student developers try fuzzed images on the fs, it
> would be a good surprise other than tons of new bug reports.
>
> >
> >
> >>>
> [...]
> >>>
> >>> Yes, we will do such a debugging tool of course. Actually Li Guifu is now
> >>> developping a erofs-fuse to support old linux versions or other OSes for
> >>> archiveing only use, we will base on that code to develop a better fuzzer
> >>> tool as well.
> >>
> >> Personally speaking, debugging tool is way more important than a running
> >> kernel module/fuse.
> >> It's human trying to write the code, most of time is spent educating
> >> code readers, thus debugging tool is way more important than dead cold code.
> >
> > Agree, Xiang and I have no time to developing this feature now, we are glad very much if you could help
> > us to do it ;)
>
> In fact, since the fs is a RO fs, it could be pretty good educational
> example for any fs newbies. Thus a debug tool which can show the full
> metadata of the fs can really be helpful.

Yes, I think EROFS will be helpful for all fs newbies to understand
the basic fs concepts, and I have received contributions from some
new kernel developers. And again, I will do in my spare time.

I'm dedicated to playing with EROFS in my spare time (rather than
only at work to maintain for our products), so I will do and don't
worry about that.

And I agree with Miao Xie on one word, you can join us as well for
educational reason or whatever if you have some extra time... :)

Thanks,
Gao Xiang

>
> In fact, btrfs-debug-tree (now "btrfs ins dump-tree") leads my way to
> btrfs, and still one of my favourite tool to debug.
>
> Thanks,
> Qu
>
>




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