[ros-kernel] Re: ReactOS GPL vs. proprietary drivers
-NTFSDriverunder Linux + WINE
valen_v at aquanet.co.il
Tue Oct 21 14:09:52 CEST 2003
I agreed about better file systems like ext3, but I don't make a porting
from NTFS GNU/Linux OS. I have used only docs and on-disk structs as
We have many unimplemented Cc-function to use captive Ntfs.
Besides, where we have to get original Ntfs.sys without breaking the laws.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Kratochvil" <rcpt-ros-kernel.AT.reactos.com at jankratochvil.net>
To: "ReactOS Kernel List" <ros-kernel at reactos.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [ros-kernel] Re: ReactOS GPL vs. proprietary
drivers -NTFSDriverunder Linux + WINE
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 12:03:31 +0200, Valentin wrote:
> > ReactOS doesn't aim to be a copy of clumsy MS NT (It means only
> > compatibility)
> > Why do you think that original MS Ntfs .sys is the best?
> > We have to create own Ntfs source to enable in future the performance
> > improvement and related development.
> NTFS filesystem data structures are too complex to have clear meaning just
> the disk structures themselves (such as in the case of VFAT). Therefore
> with compatible filesystem data structures needs to implemented on the
> original NTFS driver reverse engineering. There is high probability (read
> "certainity") the compatibility will not be 100% as you would also have to
> all the driver bug-to-bug compatibility.
> Using original ntfs.sys can give just better compatibility than any other
> party GPLed reimplementation could ever have.
> NTFS has no meaning as a standalone filesystem - there are better GPL high
> performance mature filesystems such as ext3 and Reiserfs. NTFS for
> has its only meaning as a temporary compatibility hack.
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