Subject: Re: NTFS LKM (was: CVS commit: src)
To: None <>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/13/1999 16:03:20
>>>>> "MS" == Matthias Scheler <> 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.
    >> why?

    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,
    MS> too.

    >> 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.)