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SubjectRE: linux-next: build warning after merge of the vfs tree
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> On Tuesday 10 March 2020 09:59:18 Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > After merging the vfs tree, today's linux-next build (x86_64
> > allmodconfig) produced this warning:
> >
> > warning: same module names found:
> > fs/exfat/exfat.ko
> > drivers/staging/exfat/exfat.ko
> >
> > Introduced by commit
> >
> > b9d1e2e6265f ("exfat: add Kconfig and Makefile")
> >
> > and not fixed by commit
> >
> > 1a3c0509ce83 ("staging: exfat: make staging/exfat and fs/exfat
> > mutually exclusive")
>
> Hello Stephen!
>
> exfat.ko from fs/exfat subdirectory is a rewrite/cleanup of staging exfat
> driver. It means that fs/exfat replaces staging/exfat and so after
> fs/exfat is merged, the old staging/exfat code is not needed anymore.
>
> Therefore I think that instead of hacking Kconfig/Makefile files to define
> mutually exclusivity, it is better to remove staging/exfat code.
>
> Removal of old staging code should be easy and should fix this problem.
Agree.
Greg, You told me to let me know when fs/exfat gets accepted. Now it's time
to drop staging/exfat.

Thanks!
>
> Any objections? Or other ideas?

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