Jonathan Corbet

On the radar: maintainers summit discussion about keeping old, unmaintained filesystems in the kernel:

The kernel has a "no regressions" rule, and it's hard to argue that removing a filesystem that has users is not a regression. But there are also limits to how long some of those filesystems can be carried forward.

I looked at one aspect of this back in July (, but the discussion seems destined to continue for a while yet.

Still, should this topic show up at the actual maintainers summit, I'm guessing Linus would stop it short by saying "we don't remove code that people are using; next topic".