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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] Delete JFFS (version 1)
On 12/12/06, Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> wrote:
> Josh Boyer wrote:
> > On 12/12/06, Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> wrote:
> >> I have created the 'kill-jffs' branch of
> >> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/misc-2.6.git that
> >> removes fs/jffs.
> >>
> >> I argue that you can count the users (who aren't on 2.4) on one hand,
> >> and developers don't seem to have cared for it in ages.
> >>
> >> People are already talking about jffs2 replacements, so I propose we zap
> >> jffs in 2.6.21.
> >
> > I'm usually all for killing broken code, but JFFS isn't really broken
> > is it? Is there some burden it's causing by being in the kernel at
> > the moment?
>
> It's always been the case that we remove Linux kernel code when the
> number of users (and more importantly, developers) drops to near-nil.
>
> Every line of code is one more place you have to audit when code
> changes, one more place to update each time the VFS API is touched.

Ok, I can buy that.

>
> When it's more likely to get struck by lightning than encounter
> filesystem X on a random hard drive in the field, filesystem X need not
> be in the kernel.

Or flash chip in this case ;)

josh
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