NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?
dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 11:35:51 CDT 2009
2009/4/16 Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr>:
> On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, Ben Klein wrote:
>> 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 the application is buggy: NTFS is not the only filesystem that
> supports >2GB files on Windows. Even if they are not very common, there
> are at leastt two drivers to use Ext2 filesystems on Windows (Ext2Fsd,
> Ext2 IFS), both of which support >2GB files. Besides if Microsoft ever
> changes the filesystem again, it will most certainly support >2GB files
> and the application will get it wrong again.
Usage of file systems other than FAT32 or NTFS on Windows is somewhere
(Unless USB sticks really do go UDF to avoid a FAT tax, or something.)
So apps doing this may theoretically be sloppy programming, but in
practice they'd pretty much always get the right answer on Windows.
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