ext2fuse: user-space ext2 implementation

Bruce M. Simpson bms at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 5 02:11:19 PST 2008


I just tested the ext2fuse project on FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE as of today 
and found that it works for read/write on an ext3 filesystem. The inode 
size was 128 -- I haven't exercised dynamic inode sizes.

ext2fuse project:            http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fuse
Required FreeBSD patches:    

1. fetch 
2. tar xvf ext2fuse-src-0.8.1.tar.gz
3. patch -i ext2fuse-0.8.1-freebsd.patch
4. cd ext2fuse-src-0.8.1
5. aclocal ; automake ; autoconf
6. ./configure && gmake

Performance seems quite slow, it could probably benefit from being 
ported to use UBLIO as ntfs-3g for FreeBSD has.

I'm going to leave this thing for others to play with, this was a 20 
minute bunk-off from other work. It shouldn't take much effort to create 
a port around it.


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