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  • Paragon Looks To Mainline Their NTFS Read-Write Driver To The Mainline Linux Kernel

    Phoronix: Paragon Looks To Mainline Their NTFS Read-Write Driver To The Mainline Linux Kernel

    With the mainline NTFS driver in the Linux kernel offering read-only support for this widely-used Microsoft file-system and the more popular "ntfs-3g" driver being FUSE-based, Paragon Software is looking to mainline their read-write driver into the mainline kernel tree as a significant improvement over the existing NTFS kernel driver. But in the current state it's not clear if the driver will be accepted...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ite-NTFS-Linux

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    If it takes an average of 10 seconds to read each line it'll take around 75 hours to do a preliminary reading of their code....so give a team of kernel devs some crank and they'll have it in mainline by next Wednesday ‚Äč

    Did a quick skim of the patch. Look like it only supports LZO compression.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
      Did a quick skim of the patch. Look like it only supports LZO compression.
      makes sense, that's what NTFS supports.... Apparently.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pomac View Post

        makes sense, that's what NTFS supports.... Apparently.
        Actually, in windows 10 you can apparently use lzx but not transparently - you have to manually compress everything....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pomac View Post

          makes sense, that's what NTFS supports.... Apparently.
          lol...Apparently...I'd have to Google what NTFS on Windows actually supports too.

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          • #6
            Why don't Linux kernel devs not use GitLab like normal people? Sending patches to mailing lists is stupid.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
              Why don't Linux kernel devs not use GitLab like normal people? Sending patches to mailing lists is stupid.
              That's pretty closed minded to call it stupid. That's the development model they're used to.

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              • #8
                It looks though that with NTFS being surpassed by other more advanced file-systems, (..)
                Like what? Last I heard Windows 10 is still on NTFS, or is it?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                  Why don't Linux kernel devs not use GitLab like normal people?
                  Because they're not normal people.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cl333r View Post
                    Like what? Last I heard Windows 10 is still on NTFS, or is it?
                    Last I knew Windows 10 can still only boot from a NTFS volume, but ReFS (Resilient File System) was the new and improved way forward for high end availability and performance requirements, at least for W10 Pro for Workstations or W10 Enterprise (W10 Home/Pro can still access ReFS volumes, but have not been able to create them since 2017, so you need to create them elsewhere and import them). ReFS (and storage spaces) can be somewhat complex to manage, which is possibly why it was removed from the lessor variants of W10.

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