Why isn't F2FS support in the Kernel?

Gerald B. Cox gbcox at bzb.us
Mon Dec 22 18:31:09 UTC 2014

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at fedoraproject.org>

> Ah.  I see.  To you this is just a single instance of some wider
> problem.  Sure, OK.  I'm not comfortable flipping on random
> filesystems as soon as they show up.  Similarly, I don't think it's
> helpful to enable random drivers from staging just because they exist.
> People in general have an expectation that if something is enabled in
> the kernel, it works.  When it doesn't, they get just as disappointed
> and frustrated.  Again, bleeding edge at the cost of wrecking people's
> machines or setting unrealistic expectations is not OK with me.

Well, I don't think the majority of folks would agree that F2FS is "some
random filesystem".
You'll either turn it on, or explain why not.  The community can then judge
for themselves.
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