Why isn't F2FS support in the Kernel?

Gerald B. Cox gbcox at bzb.us
Mon Dec 22 04:09:01 UTC 2014

Yes, I looked at that bug report and the somewhat terse response.  I
thought I'd post here first before I went the bugzilla route.

Based upon the information I discovered tonight it seems a bit puzzling it
isn't included.  Seriously, Ubuntu includes it and we don't?
Google is using it for the Nexus 9?  The "experimental" rationale just
doesn't hold weight - especially since we are allowing for
BTRFS Raid5/6; which is made out to be toxic.  If it's good enough for
Google and ahem:  "Ubuntu" - it's beyond ridiculous we don't have it.

On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM, Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com>

> 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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