[PATCH] staging: exfat: add exfat filesystem code to

Namjae Jeon namjae.jeon at samsung.com
Mon Sep 30 04:25:13 UTC 2019

> [..]
> > Put it in drivers/staging/sdfat/.
> >
> > But really we want someone from Samsung to say that they will treat
> > the staging version as upstream.  It doesn't work when people apply
> > fixes to their version and a year later back port the fixes into
> > staging.  The staging tree is going to have tons and tons of white space
> > fixes so backports are a pain.  All development needs to be upstream
> > first where the staging driver is upstream.  Otherwise we should just
> > wait for Samsung to get it read to be merged in fs/ and not through the
> > staging tree.
> Quite frankly,
> This whole thing came as a huge-huge surprise to us, we did not initiate
> upstreaming of exfat/sdfat code and, as of this moment, I'm not exactly
> sure that we are prepared for any immediate radical changes to our internal
> development process which people all of a sudden want from us. I need to
> discuss with related people on internal thread.
> please wait a while:)
We decide to contribute sdfat directly and treat upstream exfat.
Perhaps more time is needed for patch preparation(exfat rename + vfat removal
+ clean-up) and internal processes. After contributing sdfat v2.2.0 as the base,
We will also provide change-set of sdfat v2.3.0 later.

> Thanks!
> >
> > regards,
> > dan carpenter
> >

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