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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] staging: exfat: remove symlink feature.
On Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:57:27 +0900, Tetsuhiro Kohada said:
> Remove symlink feature completely.
> Becouse
> -Uses reserved areas(defined in the Microsoft exfat specification), causing future incompatibilities.
> -Not described in Microsoft exfat specifications or SD standards.
> -For REMOVABLE media, causes incompatibility with other implementations.
> -Not supported by other major exfat drivers.
> -Not implemented symlink feature in linux FAT/VFAT.
> Remove this feature completely because of serious media compatibility issues.
> (Can't enable even with CONFIG)
> If you have any questions about this patch, please let me know.
> Reviewed-by: Takahiro Mori <>
> Signed-off-by: Tetsuhiro Kohada <>

Symlink support would be nice, but Tetsuhiro is right - this driver's
implementation isn't the way to do it. Heaving it over the side and getting a
standard fat/vfat/exfat extension done is the right way.

Acked-by: Valdis Kletnieks <>

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