[CentOS] Re: case insensitive file system

Wed Apr 30 17:30:57 UTC 2008
Kevin Krieser <k_krieser at sbcglobal.net>

I can't think of anything I did special other than using force because  
I hadn't done a Safely Remove device on Windows last time.

I plan to try some experimentation again.

I had previously successfully copied many gigabytes of files from an  
NTFS USB hard drive during the same boot without issues.

On Apr 30, 2008, at 12:07 PM, Szabolcs Szakacsits wrote:

> Hi Kevin,
> Kevin Krieser <k_krieser at ...> writes:
>> I just tried NTFS-3G on a thumbdrive, and I was able to create a file
>> that differed only by case from another.  Then something got  
>> corrupted.
> Could you please elaborate what you did and what kind of corruption  
> happened?
> We are doing very exhaustive testing (http://ntfs-3g.org/ 
> quality.html) before
> all public driver releases and we're not aware of any corruption  
> problem, nor we
> have been reported using the latest driver, version 1.2412.
> The only issue I can imagine is if the thumbdrive wasn't properly  
> unmounted
> before removal. This can cause I/O errors like described at
> http://ntfs-3g.org/support.html#ioerror
> NTFS is case preserving and case sensitive in the NTFS POSIX  
> filename space what
> NTFS-3G uses. This may confuse some Windows applications but  
> unfortunately there
> isn't anything we could do about it, because exactly the same thing  
> happen when
> one uses the Microsoft NTFS driver to do the same. No difference.  
> More at
> http://ntfs-3g.org/support.html#posixfilenames1
> Regards, Szaka
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