Why isn't F2FS support in the Kernel?

Gerald B. Cox gbcox at bzb.us
Mon Dec 22 19:04:43 UTC 2014

The XFStest scenario assumes that Fedora is being somewhat innovative... in
this instance we're not.  We're playing catch-up.
The horse has already left the barn.  The longer we delay, the sillier we
look.  The requirement is obvious.  The bugzilla on it
is active.  They'll either turn it on, or explain why not.  People can then
judge for themselves.

On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 10:41 AM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM, Gerald B. Cox  wrote:
>> 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.
> That is not how it works.  The default position is to disable any feature
> unless there is some requirement to enable it.  If you request something to
> be enabled, you will have to be willing to do some amount of work to make
> it happen.   Eric has indicated what could convince Fedora kernel
> developers.  Would you be willing to do that?
> Rahul
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