Bug 172368 - mount_udf(8) doesn't specify which versions of UDF are supported
Summary: mount_udf(8) doesn't specify which versions of UDF are supported
Status: In Progress
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Manual Pages (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-10-05 20:30 UTC by Ronald F. Guilmette
Modified: 2018-07-11 21:10 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Ronald F. Guilmette 2012-10-05 20:30:09 UTC
The mount_udf(8) man page fails to specify which specific revision or 
revisons of the UDF standard are supported by mount_udf.

This is a seriously problem, because there scurrilous rumors floating
around the Internet to the effect that on FreeBSD, only version 1.50 of
the UDF standard is supported, and that thus, Blu-Ray disks (which use
UDF versions 2.50 or 2.60) cannot be mounted as filesystems by FreeBSD.


Document which version of the UDF standard is supported by mount_udf.
man 8 mount_udf
Comment 1 mrT 2017-10-19 15:54:40 UTC
The header of this bug report is taged: Importance: Normal Affects Only Me

This is incorrect.
It presently affects me. Using FreeBSD 10.3
When I google this issue, I have found several others also impacted.
I suspect that correcting this tag could influence more attention to this issue.
Comment 2 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-10-25 05:46:39 UTC
I've changed the Importance as you asked, but ...

In my experience, that flag sets a false expectations for the users, and probably should not even be displayed at all.  There is no dedicated (paid) triage team that works through PRs looking for things based on such considerations.  Instead, there is a small handful of volunteers, who do their best to keep up with the PR flood as it comes in.

I'm sure this is not what you wish to hear, but it's the unfortunate truth.