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    SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] Delete JFFS (version 1)
    On 12/12/06, Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
    > Josh Boyer wrote:
    > > On 12/12/06, Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
    > >> I have created the 'kill-jffs' branch of
    > >> 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 ;)

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