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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] OMFS filesystem version 3
    On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 21:32:48 -0400 Bob Copeland <me@bobcopeland.com> wrote:

    > On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 04:10:14PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 23:49:20 +0100 Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
    > > > > This filesystem has only 20 users.
    > >
    > > None of that means that merging this filesystem is the best decision.
    >
    > Well, 20 may have been aiming just a tad low. I'd never make it in sales.
    > Here are the stats from linux-karma.sf.net:
    >
    > - most recent release, for 2.6.25: 36 downloads since 3/16/08
    > - # subscribers on mailing list: 39 [1]
    > - most # of downloads of a given release: 252 (May-Oct 2007) [2]
    >
    > [1] Some subscribers may not use the FS at all since there is also
    > software for using the ethernet interface. Both are discussed on
    > the list.
    >
    > [2] I doubt that 252 d/ls translates to that many _current_ users; a
    > year is a long time in consumer electronics. I don't have stats on
    > unique IPs.
    >
    > I'm unaware of ReplayTV users - one guy contacted me once and then
    > disappeared.

    OK.

    > > Merging a new filesystem has costs - I don't need to enumerate them. Do
    > > the benefits of OMFS exceed them?
    >
    > You guys would know best. I can see both arguments...

    Well as I say - no strong opinions either way here. It just seems a bit
    odd to burden the kernel with an additional fs for such a small user base
    when either options exist.

    OTOH when we merge a new fs that also has the side-effect of increasing the
    active developer base - the maintainers of the fs fix other stuff. And
    I'll do anything to get some acpi bugs fixed ;)

    So.. whatever. I'll keep a look out for v4.


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