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

'Greg KH' gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Mon Sep 30 06:08:15 UTC 2019


On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 01:25:13PM +0900, Namjae Jeon wrote:
> 
> > [..]
> > > 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.

That's wonderful to hear!  If you need help getting patches into
mergable shape, just let us know.

thanks,

greg k-h


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