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Re: Please read if you use x86 -current

On Thu Nov 13 2008 at 10:22:43 +0100, vincent wrote:
> Le 13 nov. 08 à 10:15, Andrew Doran a écrit :
> >Every system must have those so there is no big incentive to  
> >modularize
> >them.
> I agree. Yet, some file systems could be modularized. I'm thinking  
> about the MSDOSFS and NTFS code. Typically, those are used only for  
> sparse transfers with USB-keys, e.g. Including them permanently in the  
> kernel is a waste of resources.

I strongly advocate using rump_msdos(8) and rump_ntfs(8) for mounting
USB media.  USB sticks typically contain an untrusted file system, and
it is way too easy to construct an evil file system to crash/exploit
your system, if you run the file system code in the kernel.

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