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    SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] Delete JFFS (version 1)
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    On Tue, 2006-12-12 at 07:06 -0600, Josh Boyer wrote:
    > 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 ;)

    More to the point, people have occasionally actually _used_ JFFS instead
    of JFFS2. I'm all for removing it now.

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    dwmw2

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