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Re: exFAT as the new "portable" filesystem?

from "Jasper Wallace" <>:

> Not saber-rattling, you *will* need a licence to ship devices (or, in the
> US, code) that supports exFAT:


> exfat is going to be a very real problem for open source operating
> systems...

> I've used ext2fs to move files between os's see this:


> But i don't know the state of the ext2 drivers for OS X and windows on the
> latest versions of OS X and windows, iirc it dosn't work anymore :(

Maybe I'd get about the same thing if I used newfs_ext2fs in NetBSD?

I don't really know if Linux could be made to work with UFS (BSD file system) 
read-write, might be better to try on a nonboot partition.

There is still the possibility of xfs, which I see in pkgsrc and the FreeBSD 
ports; xfsprogs is included in Linux Slackware.  Try on a USB stick, which I 
could also try with a maximally compatible ext2fs.  Experiment before I use for 
big data.

It seems exFAT is ruled out for open-source OSes.


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