[RFC] Remove NTFS kernel support
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Wed Feb 6 23:00:16 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
> 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?
When it works, yes, I use it often.
> - Are you interested in maintaining it?
> - Do you know a good reason to not use FUSE ntfs implementation? What
> the kernel counter part adds?
Two, first I prefer to eat our own dog food, and I rarely need to write
to the NTFS partition (although it does sometimes come in handy). And
second the last time I tried to use it in -current it panicked too, but
that was some time ago.
> - Do you think axing the kernel support a good idea?
I think we should do it right, or not do it in the base. We should have
_one_ working implementation, if that is FUSE then that's fine with me.
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