Please describe the problem.

In the past archived issue (https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:t2N25kWAWEsJ:https://git-annex.branchable.com/bugs/encfs_accused_of_being_crippled/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us) you have left a comment

So, it seems worthwhile to break out lack of hard links support from the other limitations currently lumped into "cripped file system". I've done so.

did it mean that encfs should be supported without assuming it crippled any longer?

I have just tried with annex 6.20160425+gitgffe2ea2-1~ndall+1 and it still considers it crippled (FWIW and for the record encfs is 1.8.1-3+b2)

$> git annex init --debug
init  [2016-04-27 11:55:41.20934] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","show-ref","--hash","refs/heads/git-annex"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.214794] process done ExitFailure 1
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.21487] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","show-ref","--verify","-q","origin/git-annex"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.218775] process done ExitFailure 1
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.219362] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","write-tree"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.225289] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.225379] chat: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","commit-tree","4b825dc642cb6eb9a060e54bf8d69288fbee4904","--no-gpg-sign"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.232881] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.233028] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","update-ref","refs/heads/git-annex","243e083b39dbf3ae84014dfd9be82d93ab57feb1"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.240395] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.252322] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","config","annex.uuid","75f66b80-d877-4f33-8b32-53dff9ac7da8"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.25768] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.257822] read: git ["config","--null","--list"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.263729] process done ExitSuccess

  Detected a crippled filesystem.
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.283605] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","config","annex.crippledfilesystem","true"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.288741] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.289113] read: git ["config","--null","--list"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.294897] process done ExitSuccess

  Disabling core.symlinks.
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.295002] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","config","core.symlinks","false"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.29995] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.300036] read: git ["config","--null","--list"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.305809] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.30591] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","show-ref","git-annex"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.310985] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.311082] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","show-ref","--hash","refs/heads/git-annex"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.316091] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.316284] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","log","refs/heads/git-annex..243e083b39dbf3ae84014dfd9be82d93ab57feb1","--pretty=%H","-n1"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.322238] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.323989] chat: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","cat-file","--batch"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.330709] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","config","annex.version","5"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.335578] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.335656] read: git ["config","--null","--list"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.340418] process done ExitSuccess

  Enabling direct mode.
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.340519] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","ls-files","--cached","-z","--","."]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.34474] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.344828] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","symbolic-ref","-q","HEAD"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.349993] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.352705] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","show-ref","--hash","refs/heads/master"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.357245] process done ExitFailure 1
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.357309] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","checkout","-q","-B","annex/direct/master"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.362052] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.362117] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","config","core.bare","true"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.368411] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.368536] read: git ["config","--null","--list"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.373468] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.373556] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","config","annex.direct","true"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.378578] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.379147] read: git ["config","--null","--list"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.38818] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.388271] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","symbolic-ref","-q","HEAD"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.39251] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.392591] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","show-ref","refs/heads/annex/direct/master"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.397179] process done ExitFailure 1
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.416782] read: uname ["-n"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.419832] process done ExitSuccess
ok
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.434629] chat: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","hash-object","-w","--stdin-paths","--no-filters"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.435418] feed: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","update-index","-z","--index-info"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.443936] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.444038] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","show-ref","--hash","refs/heads/git-annex"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.449543] process done ExitSuccess
(recording state in git...)
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.450041] read: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","write-tree"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.460223] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.46035] chat: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","commit-tree","a8504dac0ddbd154fff36b704b6d49c6eb573d6c","--no-gpg-sign","-p","refs/heads/git-annex"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.467958] process done ExitSuccess
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.468059] call: git ["--git-dir=.git","--work-tree=.","--literal-pathspecs","update-ref","refs/heads/git-annex","c163e24c747d665d51bfa3f13026193956ef1313"]
[2016-04-27 11:55:41.475227] process done ExitSuccess