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Lufs is a User-mode filesystem implementation.
I have been working on some lufs bugs, there are 8 bugs filed on this,
see http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67212 for what I made.
I started working on lufs because it is needed for captive. Captive is
a tool to have full read/write access on ntfs. Then I found out that
lufs is no longer maintained and started to work with lufis, which
fully replaces the lufs kernel module(with the maintained fuse module)
and its userspace utils. There are some modules in the lufs ebuilds,
which are not(afaik) replaced, but it seems like no one has interest
in them, as no one answered on my removal notice in the bug.
Fuse is clearly better than lufis and everything lufs-enabled can be
run with lufis/fuse.
I think we should remove unmaintained fully replaceable ebuilds. As
this is (maybe) not fully replaced, and the maintainer is not obvious
I would like to ask for approval on removing lufs, and maybe some
advice for a new dev on how to do that the best way. I think about
masking it first and add warning einfos to make all users aware, that
it is going to be removed after 2 weeks. Lufs is already
package.masked, because it uses the soon-to-be-obsoleted
config-kernel/kmod interface. I plan on chnging the text of the
message a user gets when the merge fails to "Deprecated by lufis &
fuse, will be removed on <date>".
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