Subject: Re: Anyone working on support of NTFS in NetBSD?
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1996 14:27:43
"Michael L. VanLoon --" writes:
> >Is anyone working on this? Or is the the structure so proprietary
> >that Microsoft doesn't want to release it to the general public? (Or
> >is it just so ugly no one wants to work on it?)
> Actually, NTFS is a very well written, robust filesystem.
> There is a book from Microsoft Press that tells all about how NTFS
> works.  But I don't know that it goes far enough to tell you how to
> write an NTFS driver.

As I recall, it looked remarkably like FFS, although no acknowledgment
was made of this fact by Microsoft. I remember seeing a published
paper on it. I'd bet that modifications would be sufficient.