NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 19:58:00 CDT 2009

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
> If I interpret it correctly, the user reporting bug 17938 is trying to
> use a native NTFS filesystem with Wine, which we already know is a bad
> idea :)

No. The problem is that we _used_ to have NTFS reported as the default
file system, but now we use UNIXFS. The user didn't name their file
system, but presumably, it's ext3/jfs/xfs/not NTFS.

> But his bug raises an interesting issue. If an application has sanity
> checks on FAT32 vs NTFS (e.g., I need a 4GB file ... I've detected no
> NTFS therefore it's FAT32 which doesn't support more than 2GB files),
> then we might just have to make this configurable, possible on a
> per-app basis.

That's exactly the issue at hand ;-).

> My suggestion is a drop-down box in the "Advanced" tab of "Drives" to
> control filesystem type (separate from disk type, as is suggested in
> Comment #7 on 17938). It shouldn't be important for floppies or even
> CD-ROMs, but the options could be:
> - Default (autodetect, fall-back to unixfs)
> - FAT12 (floppies)
> - FAT16
> - FAT32
> - NTFS (probably don't need different versions on NTFS)
> Possibly restrict these to CDROM type:
> - ISO9660
> - UDF
> Unless someone can come up with a better default than unixfs :)

My idea exactly.


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