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

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Oct 26 10:44:45 EDT 2012

On 10/26/2012 11:35 AM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> 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.
hehe, I true nightmare!

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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