PATCH: allow JFFS2 to write to really small disks
jdub at us.ibm.com
Thu Sep 1 09:00:48 EDT 2005
On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 14:57 +0200, Jörn Engel wrote:
> On Thu, 1 September 2005 14:45:56 +0200, Øyvind Harboe wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 14:00 +0200, Jörn Engel wrote:
> > > > But who mounts a *tiny* JFFS2 volume except those that will be using it
> > > > as a WORM drive?
> > >
> > > People making mistakes. It is a very important usability issue to
> > > mark mistakes as such. Making it appear as if everything is ok and
> > > having it fail later, possibly days or weeks later, is bad usability.
> > >
> > > I would agree with you if the user-perceived behaviour was
> > > *immediatly* and *noticably* different. But unless people write
> > > enough data to fill their fs, the difference may go unnoticed.
> > Sounds good.
> > If I get some indication that there is a consensus from
> > maintainers/committers to add this mount option, I'll go ahead and write
> > it up.
> You're asking for too much. :)
> Most of the time, most people just don't care. If they actually do
> care and are opposed to your patch, they will speak up. But you won't
> ever find out before actively trying to merge the patch.
I agree with Jörn on this point. It should be a mount option.
Not that my opinion amounts to much... :)
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