Samsung Sends In Improvements To The exFAT File-System Driver For Linux 5.8

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 9 June 2020 at 06:29 AM EDT. 2 Comments
Merged back in Linux 5.7 was the new exFAT file-system driver backed by Samsung and replacing the prior "staging" exFAT driver that had been around for the prior few kernel releases. Samsung has now sent their queued up exFAT improvements for the Linux 5.8 kernel.

The exFAT file-system driver is seeing more polishing with Linux 5.8 in the form of fixes and optimizations. There are a number of bug fixes for exFAT this round, code clean-ups, logging improvements, and optimizing of the exFAT entry cache functions. A new feature is boot region verification for exFAT. Boot region verification is part of the exFAT specification as a means of checksumming the boot sectors.

The list of exFAT changes for Linux 5.8 can be found via this pull request.
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