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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 00/31] Rust support
On Tue, Aug 2, 2022 at 4:01 PM Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> wrote:
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> No objections to any of this. I love the idea of being able to write
> filesystems in Rust. I just think it would go more smoothly if
> linux-fsdevel were involved more closely so people at least have the
> option of being able to follow design decisions, and hopefully influence
> them. That goes both ways, of course; I hardly think our current
> operations structures are the optimum way to implement a filesystem,
> and having fresh eyes say things like "But that shouldn't be part of the
> address_space_operations" can impel better abstractions.

I will send the patches to fsdevel then!

As for following development closely and design decisions, we have
been doing it in GitHub so far pre-merge, so the easiest until the
merge (for us) would be to ping you there. We can also send you copies
of the `fs` related patches too if you would like that. I would highly
recommend joining the monthly informal calls too.

(I appreciate the kind answer, by the way!)

> The obvious answer is to split out the 'fs module' into its own patch
> ;-) I presume it was part of the kernel crate which would have been
> either patch 17 or 11 in that series?

Yeah, patch 17, exactly (patch 11 is the `alloc` import). I have asked
Konstantin privately about them.

In any case, I will split the patches further for v9 which should help.

Meanwhile, you can also see the `fs` module here, if you are curious:

https://github.com/Rust-for-Linux/linux/blob/rust-next/rust/kernel/fs.rs
https://github.com/Rust-for-Linux/linux/blob/rust-next/rust/kernel/fs/param.rs

Cheers,
Miguel

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