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SubjectRe: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Alexander Viro wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > Linus just called you the ext2 maintainer.
> Message-ID, please?

I called you the VFS maintainer ("whether you like it or not" I think I
said. Although I can't find the message right now).

Now, that obviously does imply a certain control over low-level
filesystems, but it really mainly implies a control over the _interfaces_
used to talk the the filesystem, not the filesystem itself.

I personally really wouldn't mind seeing most filesystem patches coming
through Al (and, in fact, in the inode trimming patches that is partly
what as been happening), but I have this nagging suspicion that some
filesystem maintainers would rather eat barbed wire (*).


(*) The discussions between Gooch and Al are always "interesting", to name
some names.

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