[CentOS] Centos 5 will have full NTFS read write support?

Thu Apr 5 12:07:31 UTC 2007
John Summerfield <debian at herakles.homelinux.org>

Greg Bailey wrote:
> David G. Miller wrote:
>> John Summerfield <debian at herakles.homelinux.org> wrote:

>> I vaguely recall that IBM wanted to open source HPFS at one time and 
>> was told by Microsquish that they wouldn't allow it.  Funny that IBM 
>> went one better and open sourced JFS instead.
>> I'm in kind of the same boat as you since I was an OS/2 user before I 
>> switched to Linux.  I think the HPFS information was from a discussion 
>> as to why IBM couldn't open source OS/2 as a means of continuing 
>> support.  Remember, we're talking about the same Microsquish that has 
>> attempted to patent the FAT file system.  I'd be very surprised if 
>> NTFS wasn't IP encumbered.  Debian tends to be very paranoid as to 
>> technical features and stability but they don't have the financial 
>> exposure that Red Hat has when it comes to infringing IP.

Despite protestations from the lamentable SCO, IBM owns JFS, which 
originated in AIX.

However, the port was from OS/2.

>> Cheers,
>> Dave
> Could it be that Red Hat doesn't enable NTFS in their kernels because 
> they simply don't want to support NTFS?

That is almost certainly the case; it's the reason it hasn't supported 
resiserfs, jfs, xfs etc.



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