Subject: Re: NTFS5 Support Status
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/24/2004 17:41:50
David Maxwell wrote:
> First question last: NTFS data structures are AFAIK, still undocumented,
> and no open source OS has write capability (beyond extend/replace
> existing file) on it.

It's been said to me (I didn't check), that the recently
leaked Windows source code has contained also the NTFS filesystem parts.
Too bad it's not legally possible to look at the code and implement
anything using the gained knowledge :(

Oh, and regarding NTFS write support in NetBSD - no operations
changing the contents of the filesystems are actually supported.
Even the very primitive partial write support (overwriting
file data) didn't work last time I checked. There is no support
for mkdir/rmdir/create/unlink Consider our NTFS
support read-only ATM - sorry :(

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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