Why isn't F2FS support in the Kernel?

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Mon Dec 22 03:09:07 UTC 2014


On 12/21/2014 07:48 PM, Gerald B. Cox wrote:
> I was wanting to play around with F2FS about 6 months ago, found it
> wasn't yet included in the F20 kernel (even though Fedora packages
> f2fs-tools?).  I did a quick search and found some comments basically
> saying it was under heavy development, stay away, etc. etc. so I kinda
> forgot about it.
>
> Today I see an article on Phoronix:
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTg3MDQ
>
> which wonders why Fedora doesn't ship it.  Then, it says Ubuntu and
> other distributions are shipping it?  I then find out that the Nexus 9
> tablet uses it as its default file system...
>
> So, Ubuntu and other distributions ship it... Google is using it for
> their latest tablets, yet Fedora says it isn't ready to ship?
>
> Something isn't right.  I thought Fedora was suppose to be on the
> leading edge.  Is this some sort of political thing with Redhat/Samsung?

Not much info at the old request: 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=972446 but that would be the 
place to ask I would think.

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