[RFC] Remove NTFS kernel support
qpadla at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 10:05:20 PST 2008
On Thursday 07 February 2008 13:21:34 Joao Barros wrote:
> On Feb 7, 2008 1:00 AM, Attilio Rao <attilio at freebsd.org> 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. Important in a dual booting enviroment.
> > - Are you interested in maintaining it?
> I would If I had the needed knowledge in FS and Kernel. I only have
> availability to offer.
> > - Do you know a good reason to not use FUSE ntfs implementation? What
> > the kernel counter part adds?
> Yes: Speed.
I think this is related only for FreeBSD:
I've used it on linux before and the performance was in pair to kernel
> A year ago when building my zfs box I had to migrate 500GB of data off
> NTFS. FUSE ntfs is WAY slow. I didn't do a proper benchmark then but I
> could setup something now if interest arises.
> I didn't have any problems like those being reported with CURRENT from
> April 2007 if I recall the date correctly when I copied all that data.
> > - Do you think axing the kernel support a good idea?
> Yes if...
> Yes if FUSE ntfs can have performance on par with the current ntfs
> support. Yes if FUSE ntfs license model doesn't become an issue.
> Yes because FUSE ntfs write support is neat =)
- Best regards, Nikolay Pavlov. <<<-----------------------------------
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