Resizing an NTFS partition........

Alan McKinnon alan at
Sun Apr 30 20:08:29 UTC 2006

On Sunday 30 April 2006 13:17, Chanchao wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 21:12 +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:

> > So next time you want to disparage the efforts of the ntfs driver
> > team, grant them the courtesy of not considering them a bunch of
> > crying children, OK?
> I'm completely not disparaging anyone's work!! I did have the
> feeling that most Linux distributions are very (overly?) cautious
> with not allowing writing to ntfs partititions, but you just
> explained very well that it's not that straightforward at all.
> (Thanks for that!)

I tend to lean towards Red Hat's point of view: We will not include 
*any* NTFS support by default. If you want it, you'll have to install 
it and re-compile your kernel yourself, then any damage that does 
occur is completely your own fault :-)

Over-cautious? Maybe, but it's also the safe route for a distro that 
is aiming for the corporate market

> > You can read what Hans Reiser has to say about NTFS at
> > if you want to know a little more
> VERY interesting site, thank you very much!

Ja, Hans is German and likes to document *everything*.

Did you read the bit about the unexpected results when they actually 
measured what happens to moving lots of small files around the tree? 
I found that amazing, and at first counter-intuitive, but obvious 
once you knew what is going on.

If only you and dead people understand hex, 
how many people understand hex?

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
+27 82, double three seven, one nine three five

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