ports/114198: Make option for using ntfs-3g instead of kernel ntfs
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Sun Jul 1 21:20:18 UTC 2007
>Synopsis: Make option for using ntfs-3g instead of kernel ntfs
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jul 01 21:20:16 GMT 2007
>Originator: Rechistov Grigory
FreeBSD ip82-180.private.rt.mipt.ru 6.2-STABLE FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE #0: Thu Jun 7 01:06:01 UTC 2007 root at ip82-180.private.rt.mipt.ru:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/DELL_v8 i386
At present, FUSE-powered ntfs-3g driver for read-write access to NTFS volumes is quite stable and has a good performance. But HAL has no option to use it. I see that many linux distros have already made incorporated the support of ntfs-3g (e.g. see http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/6525 , http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_NTFS_write_with_ntfs-3g ), unfortunately they use udev of their own scripts so this is unportable for now. Some changes in hal-storage-mount and .fdi files are required to assure it will work under FreeBSD, I suppose.
It would be great if autodetection of ntfs-3g installed and switching to using it would be availible. Or, a user should decide whether to use ntfs-3g, and to make hal depend on fuse and ntfs-3g ports, or to leave present behaviour at the compilation time.
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