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Date:   Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:10:03 -0700
From:   "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@...nel.org>
To:     Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
Cc:     Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        Linux FS Devel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Moving unmaintained filesystems to staging

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 11:11 PM, Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz> wrote:
> On Wed 2018-04-25 08:46:02, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> Recently ncpfs got moved to staging.  Also recently, we had some fuzzer
>> developers report bugs in hfs, which they deem a security hole because
>> Ubuntu attempts to automount an inserted USB device as hfs.
>
> We promise "no-regressions" for code in main repository, no such
> promise for staging. We have quite a lot of code without maintainer.
>
> Moving code to staging means it will get broken -- staging was not
> designed for this. I believe moving anything there is bad idea.
>
> Staging is for ugly code, not for code that needs new maintainter.

Staging is also a hospice for drivers on their way out. Can some of
these be eventually be axed?

  Luis

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