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Date:   Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:51:42 +0100
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Pali Rohár <pali@...nel.org>
Cc:     Konstantin Komarov <almaz.alexandrovich@...agon-software.com>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        viro@...iv.linux.org.uk, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        dsterba@...e.cz, aaptel@...e.com, willy@...radead.org,
        rdunlap@...radead.org, joe@...ches.com, mark@...mstone.com,
        nborisov@...e.com, linux-ntfs-dev@...ts.sourceforge.net,
        anton@...era.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v11 00/10] NTFS read-write driver GPL implementation by
 Paragon Software

On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 05:41:22PM +0100, Pali Rohár wrote:
> I would like to open discussion about two ntfs kernel drivers. Do we
> really need two drivers (one read only - current version and one
> read/write - this new version)?
> 
> What other people think?
> 
> I remember that Christoph (added to loop) had in past a good argument
> about old staging exfat driver (it had support also for fat32/vfat),
> that it would cause problems if two filesystem drivers would provide
> support for same filesystem.

Yes, we really should not have two drivers normally.  I think Konstantin
and Anton need to have a chat on how to go forard.  Without knowing the
details read-write support sounds like a killer feature we'd really want
if there aren't any code quality or other feature regression problems,
but I haven't had a chance to look at the code at all yet.

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