cvs commit: src/usr.bin/locate/locate

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Wed Oct 17 11:46:21 PDT 2007

Ivan Voras wrote:
> David O'Brien wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 10:35:10AM +0000, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
>>> It might be a good idea to drop msdosfs off of this list.  Real physical
>>> filesystems in Windoze world are typically NTFS now, and FAT is used
>>> mainly in removable storage.
>> Not nessisarly - vfat/fat32 is the only reliable FS that can be shared
>> between FreeBSD and MS-Windows (and Linux).  I use a FAT FS on my laptop
>> for just this reason.
> Well, there's another one :)
> I've been running it in that mode (FreeBSD+Linux+Windows) for 2+ years
> without problems. No journaling, though.

Sorry, a gremlin ate my link. Here's what I meant: - it's an ext2 driver for Windows.

But I also agree FAT32 is alive and popular choice, no only for
stationary drives but also for "semi-stationary" large external USB hard
drives and similar equipment - I don't think the time has come to
discard FAT32 for local storage.

(Many of things discussed in this thread are fairly easy on recent
Linuxes with automounting - file systems that have been automounted are
probably not permanent).

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