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exFAT as the new "portable" filesystem?
Every once in a while the subject of "what filesystem do I use" when
sharing between multiple operating systems shows up on NetBSD lists,
so I'm hoping we can keep that going.
I had previously said that UDF was supposed to be the solution to this
problem, but I've found it very difficult to back that up. It's hard
to format a UDF filesystem on something other than optical media.
So I bought one of these new skinny Macs recently (not worth the $$ if
anyone wants my opinion) and noticed that one of the format options is
"ExFAT" aka exFAT.
I read the Wikipedia page on it, and it seems semi promising:
It might be yet another Microsoft closed filesystem, but if it's the
next "FAT" filesystem it might be the right answer for a portable
Anyone else have input? Is there any work in NetBSD to support it yet
(I haven't checked the code and I'm not in the kernel list, but I
don't see anything on Google).
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