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Re: NTFS-3G: Full Read-Write Open Source Linux NTFS Driver using FUSE

From: "Dmitri Nikulin" <dnikulin@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 17:26:04 +1000

On 7/16/06, Jose timofonic <soytimofonico@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

I was quite surprised when a developer created a full
read/write NTFS driver using FUSE. It's said to being
twice faster than EXT3 and 20%-50% faster than
commercial competitors, and he is using an userland
layer (FUSE).

Let's be fair - it's only measuring the file creation/deletion, not the IO throughput which is where a lot of jobs bottleneck. Also worth noting it is implied as neither 64-bit nor endian clean, implying something very bad about the development practices.

Could this be useful for DragonFly too? They are using
FUSE, but I'm not sure about the license compatibility
(it uses the GPL license).

Once DragonFly *has* FUSE (or, as discussed, a FUSE->VFS compatibility bridge), it should be simple enough to install this from pkgsrc (well, assuming FUSE kits start appearing in pkgsrc). FreeBSD has a FUSE via Ports, along with some existing file systems, and it's reasonable to expect this kit to appear in Ports soon, provided it's actually portable.

Dmitri Nikulin

Centre for Synchrotron Science
Monash University
Victoria 3800, Australia

email: dnikulin@xxxxxxxxx

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