[ros-general] filesystems / links / file types
rob at koepferl.de
Fri Feb 27 13:41:46 CET 2004
Jan Tisje wrote:
> Which filesystems will reactOS support?
> The current version just understands FAT, somewhere I read you plan NTFS.
> but, why?
> wouldn't it be much better to use ext2/ext3 or similar?
> - ext2 is well documented
> - free drivers
> - stable, not subject to continuos change like NTFS
> - apps should not care about the underlying FS
> - simple and reliable rights management
> - links (see below)
> - interaction with linux systems should be much easier
In some way this is already done. Since there exist a project for ext3
and resierfs NT-IFS we are waiting for them to become productive
Hard-links are part of NTFS for ages. And we have to use ACLs with no
> - cannot be read by NT
> One is not required to use ext2 for all ReactOS partitions. probably
> only for system partition....
> - disk maintainace apps will not work.
> but they will not work on ReactOS at all in the near future, will they?
> the links...
> one serious drawback of windows is the lack of "real" links.
> ever tried to use links as if they were the real files?
> it simple does not work most of the times. this really is annoying.
> what ever filesystem chosen, these links should be implemented on top of
> problem is, the "on top impl" is the cause, why windows links do not
> work. so this must be implemented within the file system, which will
> probably violate the filesystem spec.
> (perhaps some reserved fields are left, eh?)
> best way to implement would be, to introduce a file type field within
> the filesystem.
> with this, the old and very bad way of using file extensions may be
> think about mime types, or app identifier....
> enough ideas to discuss?
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