Linux Poised To Remove Decade-Old EXOFS File-System
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Storage on 12 November 2018 at 05:19 AM EST. 9 Comments
The Linux kernel will likely be doing away with EXOFS, a file-system that had been around since the Linux 2.6.30 days.

EXOFS is a file-system originally derived from EXT2 file-system code for basing it on an external object store. This object-based file-system was originally developed by IBM.

Veteran kernel developer Christoph Hellwig is now seeking to remove the EXOFS object-based file-system on the basis of it being "just a simple example without real life users."

Along with nuking EXOFS the remaining SCSI OSD (Object-based Storage Device) T10 command set code that really didn't see real adoption either.

With this patch series to remove this old code, it cleans up a bit in the Linux kernel's block subsystem while shrinking the kernel size by more than ten thousand lines of code.
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