I'm really curious if there has been any discussion about onboarding the newly open sourced Paragon NTFS driver patch into OpenWRT's kernel? I know that the kernel is rumoured to be including it Real Soon Now™, but we all know what that can (and often does) mean.
ntfs3 has been merged mainline with kernel v5.15, OpenWrt is currently on v5.10 and will remain so for the next major release (the next one after that will get >=v5.15).
Probably by mid 2023 perhaps?
The patch I linked has been backported with little issue to at least 5.10. I think DD-WRT may have taken it back to a 4.something kernel. Do we really want to year and a half to bring this in with the mainline kernel it's been officially merged with?
Maybe there will be a way to run kernel 5.15 early on a lot of targets from master, just like what happened with kernel 5.10 a year ago. Been running kernel 5.10 on my WRT32X from a master build with over 6 weeks of uptime, hammering it with 500Mbit SQM, Adblock, Samba4 with USB3.0 storage, it's perfectly stable... Point being, hopefully 5.15 will be too I'd like to have a good NTFS driver.
I've successfully patched and compiled ntfs3 module for 5.10 kernels. Unfortunately, my ralink device is stuck on kernel 5.4, and it's a bit beyond me right now to backport the driver that far.
I hear a lot of answers when we will be going to kernel 5.15. Is there any compelling reason why we couldn't work toward getting ntfs3 in devices with 5.10 kernels now?