Humm, I hope Samsung is not reinventing the wheel here.
I mean, I like file systems but we do have an awful lot of them in the kernel, for every purpose at least two. And we should make sure these FS are kept in good state instead of adding even more that are just halfway finished.
Furthermore there are supposed to be a couple of FS that deal with the issue of writing multiple times on flash memory, and as mentioned by people here, flash became more robust in the last 5 years than it was before.
I mean, couldn't these Samsung guys have participated in one of the already existing projects?
That said, it could be a proper attempt to rectify their previous attempt :)
So while I applaud their efforts and I find Samsung an awesome company (for some of the things they do I suppose) if this falls into the same category ... hah.
I always see a ton of people on this forum complaining about what other people choose to work on. I find this attitude pretty odd. How is another filesystem going to hurt you? Filesystems are very modular, they require very very little maintenance to keep them usable in kernel updates. If a company, that is responsible for a large part of the flash memory out on the market, wants to put their resources into making a filesystem that is tailored for their market then they should be able to do it. My guess is that they know a little more about their own flash memory than you do.
God forbid, not only did they do this work but they also wanted it to be open source...yes, the best course of action is to complain.
Nah, we're not complaining about people doing free software. But it is a bit sad to see such a lot of fragmentation in filesystems. I think it would sometimes be better to have a concerted, focused effort and bring some thing to 100% and shinyness than to have split forces and everybody just crawling forward at 33% completion.
But if their new FS really brings totally new points, esp. in handling flash memory, well then I will accept this new FS gratefully. (Though there are efforts for 5 or more years now to write various FSs that actually focus on handling flash media.)