Re: Kernel feature support - filesystems and networking

Agustin Benito Bethencourt <agustin.benito@...>

Hi Ben,

On 29/05/17 03:40, 小口琢夫 / KOGUCHI,TAKUO wrote:
Hi Ben,

Thanks for your efforts.

- overlayfs (CONFIG_OVERLAY_FS)
- I found many apparently important bug fixes in later kernel
versions that have not been backported

Is there a technical reason for these patches not being backported or is it simply that never was requested/needed before?

OVERLAY_FS is one of the features Hitachi wants to use.
I hope you look into this further and I would like to know if other members also want it.
Based on this request, is it possible for you to estimate the effort to do this?

@Takuo is there a kernel developer from Hitachi that would be willing to work under Ben's supervision/review in backporting these patches?

Best Regards

Agustin Benito Bethencourt
Principal Consultant - FOSS at Codethink

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