Subject: Re: Does i386 support NTFS5 now?
To: None <>
From: Georges Heinesch <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/01/2001 14:35:18
Quoting Christos Zoulas (31-Oct-01 16:34:44):

> In article
> <Pine.NEB.4.33.0110310947020.19432-100000@Apenheul.BigScaryChildren.
> net>,
>>There is ("limited") write support for NTFS4. Wouldn't that mean
>>NetBSD could also write to NTFS5 partitions but without using any of
>>the new NTFS5 features?  I haven't tried it personally (my only NTFS
>>partition is my W2K boot partition, and I don't want to risk hosing
>>it), but I suspect it will work fine.

> Having looked at the source, I'd recommend against mounting any
> NTFS filesystems read-write until you hear otherwise. Currently
> write support consists off: We can write to files but we don't know
> how to allocate blocks, so we can only change data in existing
> files. In addition, there is quite a long list of TODO's before
> ntfs becomes really useful.

Things get crystal clear.
Thanks to all who replied!

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