Subject: Re: NTFS LKM (was: CVS commit: src)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Klaus Klein <email@example.com>
Date: 05/13/1999 16:03:20
>>>>> "MS" == Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
MS> On Wed, May 12, 1999 at 10:32:05PM +1000, matthew green wrote:
>> Module Name: src Committed By: tron Date: Wed May 12 12:05:56
>> UTC 1999
>> Modified Files: src/sys/lkm/vfs: Makefile Log Message: Build
>> "ntfs" LKM only on machines for which Windows NT is available.
MS> Because that is the way we used to do it. The "adosfs" LKM is
MS> only enabled on the Amiga port, too.
And for the record, I remember having a vivid discussion with the
developer who thought this mistake to be the suitable approach.
MS> I personally would vote for building all LKMs on all ports,
>> why can't i mount an ntfs on my sparc?
MS> Because the NTFS doesn't support big endian systems yet?
While this is a point that needs to be addressed in the ntfs code
itself when the need arises ...
>> just cuz i'd have to connect the disk there specially?
MS> Can sparcs read DOS partition tables?
... this one just doesn't matter, although a way to handle multiple
label formats would be nice to have. (As for mounting such file
systems, `been there, done that.')
(Besides that, I did use NT on SNI ARC machines in a previous life, so
just building alpha and i386 isn't correct either.)