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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 00/11] common implementation of dirent file types
On Wed 24-10-18 09:43:21, Amir Goldstein wrote:
> Once all comments are addressed and assuming no objections, you have
> two possible ways forward:
> 1. Wait for VFS maintainer to take the common code and patches ACKed
> by individual maintainers (Al practically maintains some of the small fs
> himself). Al's backlog is long, so this may be a long wait.
> 2. Ask a filesystem maintainer to carry the common patch along with his
> specific fs patch through his tree and let other maintainers apply the patch
> at their own will on the following development cycle.
> The ext2 tree would be a good candidate for such a move, if Jan accepts
> this change, considering that all other fs copied the buggy code from ext2.

I can take these patches through my tree if Al takes too long to respond
(but he apparently already had a look at the patches which is a good sign
;) and if patches are reviewed by respective fs maintainers.


Jan Kara <>

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