[RFC] Remove NTFS kernel support

Ganbold ganbold at micom.mng.net
Wed Feb 6 18:32:12 PST 2008

Attilio Rao wrote:
> As exposed by several users, NTFS seems to be broken even before first
> VFS commits happeing around the end of December. Those commits exposed
> some problems about NTFS which are currently under investigation.
> Ultimately, This filesystem is also unmaintained at the moment.
> Speaking with jeff, we agreed on what can be a possible compromise:
> remove the kernel support for NTFS and maybe take care of the FUSE
> implementation.
> What I now propose is a small survey which can shade a light on us
> about what do you think about this idea and its implications:
> - Do you use NTFS?

Yes, I have external NTFS USB hard drive and from time to time I need to 
some files, delete etc.

> - Are you interested in maintaining it?
> - Do you know a good reason to not use FUSE ntfs implementation?

FUSE implementation allows to write to NTFS partition, so it is really 
However either fusefs-ntfs related stuff or kernel itself seems like 
buggy, I'm having fatal trap/crash when I try to mount NTFS
partition in FreeBSD-7.0-PRERELEASE.

>  What
> the kernel counter part adds?
> - Do you think axing the kernel support a good idea?

Maybe, since there is already a port fusefs-ntfs.


> Thanks,
> Attilio

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