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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] staging: exfat: remove DOSNAMEs.
On Mon, Feb 03, 2020 at 02:40:43AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Mon, 2020-02-03 at 09:46 +0000, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 03, 2020 at 12:29:38AM -0800, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > > On Mon, Feb 03, 2020 at 08:15:59AM +0000, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Feb 03, 2020 at 12:05:32AM -0800, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, Feb 04, 2020 at 01:31:17AM +0900, Tetsuhiro Kohada wrote:
> > > > > > remove 'dos_name','ShortName' and related definitions.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 'dos_name' and 'ShortName' are definitions before VFAT.
> > > > > > These are never used in exFAT.
> > > > >
> > > > > Why are we still seeing patches for the exfat in staging?
> > > >
> > > > Because people like doing cleanup patches :)
> > >
> > > Sure, but I think people also like to believe that their cleanup patches
> > > are making a difference. In this case, they're just churning code that's
> > > only weeks away from deletion.
> > >
> > > > > Why are people not working on the Samsung code base?
> > > >
> > > > They are, see the patches on the list, hopefully they get merged after
> > > > -rc1 is out.
> > >
> > > I meant the cleanup people. Obviously _some_ people are working on the
> > > Samsung codebase.
> >
> > We can't tell people to work on :)
>
> That's more an argument to remove exfat from staging
> sooner than later.

I will remove it when the other patchset is merged, let's not remove
code that is being used, that's not how we do things, you all know
this...

greg k-h

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