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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: exfat: add exfat filesystem code to staging
On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 03:37:49AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 11:50:19AM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > I did try just that, a few years ago, and gave up on it. I don't think
> > it can be added to the existing vfat code base but I am willing to be
> > proven wrong.
> And what exactly was the problem?
> >
> > Now that we have the specs, it might be easier, and the vfat spec is a
> > subset of the exfat spec, but to get stuff working today, for users,
> > it's good to have it in staging. We can do the normal, "keep it in
> > stable, get a clean-room implementation merged like usual, and then
> > delete the staging version" three step process like we have done a
> > number of times already as well.
> >
> > I know the code is horrible, but I will gladly take horrible code into
> > staging. If it bothers you, just please ignore it. That's what staging
> > is there for :)
> And then after a while you decide it's been long enough and force move
> it out of staging like the POS erofs code?

The problem is that EROFS has been there for a year and
I sent v1-v8 patches here, You didn't review or reply it
once until now.

And I have no idea what is the relationship between EROFS
and the current exfat implementation.

Gao Xiang

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