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SubjectRe: [PATCH] exfat: update file system parameter handling
On Tue, 04 Feb 2020 15:53:38 +0900, "Namjae Jeon" said:
> > > Al Viro recently reworked the way file system parameters are handled
> > > Update super.c to work with it in linux-next 20200203.

> Acked-by: Namjae Jeon <>
> If I need to make v14 patch series for this, Let me know it.

Hmm... That's a process/git question that somebody else (probably Al Viro) will
have to answer.

fs/exfat/super.c won't compile on next-20200203 or later without the patch, and
as a practical matter the version that finally goes into the main tree will need the patch.

On the one hand, the proper way to track the history of that patch would be to
cherry-pick it into the proper spot in your patch series, right after the
commit that adds super.c. Then the git history reflects what code came from

On the other hand, it leaves a really small window where a git bisect can land
exactly on the commit that adds the unpatched version of super.c and fail to
buiild. If all the Signed-off-by's were from one person, the obvious answer is
to fold the fix into the commit that adds super.c - but that loses the git

So I'm going to dodge the question by saying "What would Al Viro do?" :)

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