[Bug 9962] wine ntfs-3g segfaults

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at kievinfo.com
Wed Oct 10 10:26:52 CDT 2007

Kai Blin wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 October 2007 11:34:55 wine-bugs at winehq.org wrote:
> Taking this to the mailing list, as it shouldn't be discussed on the bug.
>> Vitaliy: what functionality specifically do you need from ntfs-3g? Shared
>> writable mmap support indeed needs an extra kernel patch which is not in
In most number of cases that is what applications require. And this is the 
only thing Wine can not emulate itself. The best example of such application 
is Steam and most steam games. They will not work off of NTFS partition.

>> mainline yet but we are not aware of any other widely needed feature. We're
>> developing ntfs-3g, so people can run application directly from NTFS using
>> wine.
That would be ill-advised for number of reason. Possible corruption of 
program's data by Wine, and missing registry entries, and required files are 
the two biggest reasons. It's the same as one would attempt to run an 
application on windows via the network from another PC.


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