UFS(2) portable driver for other OS

Freddie Cash fjwcash at gmail.com
Fri Jan 31 17:56:40 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 9:54 AM, Volodymyr Kostyrko <c.kworr at gmail.com>wrote:

> 31.01.2014 19:20, Freddie Cash написав(ла):
>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 6:06 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
>>  On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:41:13 +0100, CeDeROM wrote:
>>>> Hello :-)
>>>> Some time ago I have definitely moved from EXT2 to UFS2. This greatly
>>>> improved my speed and stability on FreeBSD, but I somehow lost access
>>>> and portability for other OS in "native" read-write mode.
>>> The lowest common denominator is msdosfs (DOS FAT) which is
>>> usable in r/w nearly everywhere. If you require long file
>>> names, you need the 16 bit version. This is commonly considered
>>> the "typical solution" for the problem you're describing, even
>>> though it doesn't really look any attractive because, as I
>>> said, it's the _lowest_ common denominator where "lowest" is
>>> determined by the inability of "Windows" products to be
>>> willing to accept anything that isn't made, approved, certified
>>> and sold by MICROS~1. :-)
>> There's also UDF which doesn't suffer from a lot of the issues the
>> FAT16/32/32x does on large-ish devices.  FreeBSD, Windows, Linux, MacOSX
>> all support read/write to UDF, although it may depend on the OS version
>> for
>> Windows (I think XP needs a 3rd party driver).​​
> Waaaaait. This doesn't mean FreeBSD can mount UDF for read/write, doesn't
> it?

I'd have to re-test it at home, but I'm pretty sure it worked on FreeBSD 9
as well.

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at gmail.com

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