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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Posix file attribute support on VFAT (take #2)
On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 07:52:23PM +0900, Hiroyuki Machida wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 04:07:03AM +0900, Machida, Hiroyuki wrote:

> >>This is a take 2 of posix file attribute support on VFAT.
> >
> >
> >Sorry, but this is far too scary. Please just use one of the sane
> >filesystems linux supports.
> >
> I would say that purpose of the feature is having ability to
> build root fs for small embedded device, not support full posix
> attributes top of VFAT. I think the situation is like uclinux,
> which has no MMU support and many restriction, however it's still
> very helpful for small embedded device.

This doesn't seem so different from umsdos to me -- which was only
removed from the kernel because it was unmaintained. It might have
its place.

However, I'd guess you'd need to demonstrate that someone is
actually going to use and maintain this feature before it would be
considered for inclusion in the kernel.

Joseph Fannin

"Bull in pure form is rare; there is usually some contamination by data."
-- William Graves Perry Jr.
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