[oi-dev] Fuse and NTFS-3g
gordon.w.ross at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 04:47:45 UTC 2011
On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Bayard G. Bell
<buffer.g.overflow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-11-04 at 18:41 +0000, Bayard G. Bell wrote:
>> On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 09:58 +0100, Damian Wojsław wrote:
>> > Hi
>> > I would like to work on inclusion of fuse and ntfs-3g into main
>> > openindiana package repo and also maintain packages if they get
>> > included. Is OI interested?
>> Two points: this project is now hosted at opensolaris.org, so please
>> consider forking it somewhere like bitbucket [...]
If someone wants to debug/extend/maintain that code,
then yes, bitbucket or somewhere would be a good idea.
>> [...] I also take Gordon's point about the stability of
>> something like a semi-orphaned kernel module for which we don't have
>> upstream issue tracking (forking gets this out in the open). Whether we
>> flag this by repo or other metadata (and there are other cases where we
>> ought to consider this, such as transitioning off of legacy libraries),
>> we should have some way of marking caveat emptor.
That was the reason for my question. I'm not sure what level of
stability that opensolaris code has. Some have found it useful.
> Hm, looking at the GSoC project ideas page, I noticed that gwr has
> previously forked fuse for illumos (see bottom of
> https://www.illumos.org/projects/illumos-gate/wiki/Project_Ideas). Could
> we please start from this base? I think fuse support is something that
> should be coordinated with the illumos upstream, including giving
> SFE-maintained patches a long-term home.
That little "science project" I started was fun, and I'd _love_ to
see someone with interest in that take it forward. The initial
results were very promising, but there's much more work to do.
(For more info, see: https://bitbucket.org/gwr/illumos-fuse2a )
However, unless and until someone does more work on that
"science project", I don't think it's really a contender to be
"the illumos 'fuse' module". (And if there's not some more
testing, debugging, etc. done on the old opensolaris fuse
code, I'm not sure that's really a contender either!:)
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