FreeBSD + exFAT

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass9573 at
Fri Jan 15 14:35:02 UTC 2010

On 1/15/2010 3:19 PM, Jerry wrote:
> I know that this was asked approximately 1 year ago; however, I was
> wondering if there had been any movement on it. Specifically, getting
> FreeBSD to recognize the 'exFAT' format. It is becoming a very common
> format for use on removable drives.

It's patented and it probably comes with a multi-page aggrement and a

Wikipedia ( says:
Companies can integrate exFAT into a specific group of consumer devices, 
including cameras, camcorders and digital photo frames for a flat fee. 
Mobile phones, PCs and networks have a different volume pricing model.

The above sound pretty much inappropriate for an open source operating
system like FreeBSD.


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