NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 20:53:40 CDT 2009

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 8:45 PM, Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/4/6 Chris Robinson <chris.kcat at gmail.com>:
>> On Sunday 05 April 2009 6:01:15 pm Ben Klein wrote:
>>> Isn't that more-or-less what I suggested?
>>> The biggest problem would be detecting what filesystem a given
>>> directory is on (noting that wine's "drives" are not even mounted
>>> partitions). Expert parsing of /etc/mtab would indicate it on Linux
>>> systems (and BSD?) but Solaris has a violently different mtab system.
>> HAL shows the information pretty well. It shows the block device, it's mount
>> point, and it's fstype. AFAIK, Wine already uses it to determine the available
>> CD/floppy drives to use.
> That might be fine for mount points and mountable devices, but how
> could you accurately determine the filesystem type for an arbitrary
> directory like $HOME/.wine/drive_c?

Like was already said, default to UNIXFS if unknown. The important
thing is that the OPTION be available to change the FS type for apps
that need it.


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