[arch-releng] [PATCH] [archiso] Document NTFS support (since syslinux 4.06)

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Oct 26 10:35:44 EDT 2012

Am 26.10.2012 16:34, schrieb Thomas Bächler:
> Am 26.10.2012 16:28, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>>> If you don't use sparse files (does NTFS even support them?), then the
>>> limited write capability of the kernel NTFS driver may be sufficient. It
>>> can write to existing files without changing their sizes as often as you
>>> want to. However, operations like file size changes, file creations and
>>> file deletions may result in "Operation not supported" seemingly
>>> randomly. (At least that was the state of the driver when ntfs-3g came
>>> out, I suppose they didn't remove any features since then.)
>> Yes NTFS support sparse files.
>> I need to create a files and directories inside.
>> However an experimental user can create needed COW files manually of
>> desired size and use them, who knows if works OK...
> Alternatively: I just looked, and ntfs-3g + fuse + fuse kernel module is
> still under 2MB - compressed with xz-squashfs, this could be less than
> 1MB. Although the use case is rare, adding it is unproblematic.

Disregard that, in our complicated scheme, running a file system as a
user space process only yells for trouble.

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