Resizing an NTFS partition........
alan at linuxholdings.co.za
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
> > http://www.namesys.com 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 at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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