September 30, 2020

The latest driver of the exFAT file system has entered the Linux 5.7 kernel

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It was reported last month that the latest exFAT driver maintained by Samsung will enter Linux Kernel 5.7 to replace the old version of the exFAT driver introduced in Linux Kernel 5.4 last year. As you can see from the mailing list, Linus Torvalds has incorporated a new version of the exFAT driver with a total of more than 7,000 lines of code into the Linux 5.7 kernel.

ExFAT Linux
“Will format in exFat and use it with WP” by ratkutti is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Compared with the new driver, the currently used driver version belongs to an older implementation. In addition, the new version of the driver is also provided by Samsung in its millions of Android devices. Samsung will continue to contribute its improvements to the upstream Linux kernel.

All in all, the new version of the driver is more reliable and more functional, and it will continue to accept improvements contributed by Samsung and other companies. The first RC version of Linux 5.7 is planned to be released this weekend, and the stable version is planned to be released in June.