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  • Read-Only Apple File-System Support Is Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel (APFS)

    Phoronix: Read-Only Apple File-System Support Is Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel (APFS)

    The past fw years Apple has been developing APFS as the successor to the long-used HFS+ file-system. The Apple File-System is in use with macOS 10.13+ iOS 10.3, and their other platforms for offering a lot of features not found in HFS+ including much better performance. There is an open-source APFS kernel driver now under development for Linux in supporting this file-system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ment-For-Linux

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    Since Microsoft has opened a lot of their patents to Linux, shouldn't we there see advances in the NTFS support for Linux at some point?

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    • #3
      This is nice to see of course but unless things change at Apple real soon I cannot see myself buying Mac hardware in the future. The so called Apple TAX went from bearable but frustrating to totally unacceptable this year. Ideally like Mac OS too as it is another UNIX like platform that runs fine.

      So so while I hope the project succeeds there seems to be a greatly diminishing need for the software. Frankly it would be nice to see Apple simply open source the file system software.

      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      Phoronix: Read-Only Apple File-System Support Is Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel (APFS)

      The past fw years Apple has been developing APFS as the successor to the long-used HFS+ file-system. The Apple File-System is in use with macOS 10.13+ iOS 10.3, and their other platforms for offering a lot of features not found in HFS+ including much better performance. There is an open-source APFS kernel driver now under development for Linux in supporting this file-system...

      http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ment-For-Linux

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sdack View Post
        Since Microsoft has opened a lot of their patents to Linux, shouldn't we there see advances in the NTFS support for Linux at some point?
        Does anyone have a Link with information as to why there isnt an in-kernel NTFS driver? Like why can NTFS-3G exist but a kernel one cant?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SpyroRyder View Post
          Does anyone have a Link with information as to why there isnt an in-kernel NTFS driver? Like why can NTFS-3G exist but a kernel one cant?
          What makes you think there isn't one? https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documenta...stems/ntfs.txt

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SpyroRyder View Post
            Does anyone have a Link with information as to why there isnt an in-kernel NTFS driver? Like why can NTFS-3G exist but a kernel one cant?
            I doubt it has to do with patents or anything related to Microsoft. It's most likely lack of interest from those who have the knowledge to write filesystem drivers.

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            • #7
              The FBI should contribute NTFS and APFS support or sponsor the development.
              This would benefit them as it would ease forensic data recovery.

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              • #8
                Typo:

                Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                The past fw years Apple has been developing

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  The FBI should contribute NTFS and APFS support or sponsor the development.
                  This would benefit them as it would ease forensic data recovery.
                  ...what? Are you aware of what you are typing?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

                    ...what? Are you aware of what you are typing?
                    Yeah when FBI captures a criminal and they go through his storage devices then it would be good if they NTFS and APFS support in the Linux kernel, because then they could plug device into their system and mount its file system regardless of what file system it is.

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