Re: 3.0 wishlist Was: Overview of 2.2.x goals?

Dave Cinege (
Mon, 19 Jan 98 21:20:48 -0500

On Tue, 20 Jan 1998 02:07:17 +0100, Martin von Loewis wrote:

>> I don't understand the point to this anyhow. Write a full ext2
>> r/w implementation for NT, like was done with OS/2. Now that I use this
>> I could care less about R/W HPFS support.
>> Don't work towards a closed spec. Try to get away from it.
>This works both ways. Writing an NT file system driver *is* working
>towards a closed spec.

The point was, if you are going put several gigs of data on something, use a
common FS that multiple OS's can access. This leads to my "NTFS support in
linux is bassackwards" opinion.

>Just try and ask Microsoft how to write file systems for NT.

Did you use a shotgun?