ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Thu Jul 30 19:16:41 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 02:28:20PM -0400, meng wrote:
> -----Original message-----
> From: lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org (Lennart Sorensen)
> Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 08:54:04 -0400
> To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
> Subject: Re: [TLUG]: ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs
> > 
> > I just remembered there is another option for filesystem.  How about UDF-plain?
> > 
> > UDF plain is for read/write on any random access media.
> > 
> > Windows supports it, linux supports it, max filesize is 16EiB, supports
> > unix permissions and user/group, as well as whatever windows wants.
> > 
> > I haven't used it since the time I was using DVD-RAM drives for backups,
> > but it worked well for that.
> > 
> > UDF: Universal Disk Format.  Sounds like exactly what you are looking for.
> > And Microsoft doesn't own the spec to it.
> Thanks but I'll go with ext2/3 for now until I explore the possibilities.
> It occurred to me that if I used FAT32, split and cat, I'd still need a "staging filesystem" that can handle over 4GB files.
> From a very quick look, I gather:
> Video may pose some issues with splitting and joining which can be resolved.
> See http://webupd8.blogspot.com/2009/05/join-and-split-files-including-video-in.html
> UDF may also pose some issues, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Disk_Format#Standalone_DVD_player_compatibility

Your DVD player doesn't support your HD, so who cares?  That's a different
UDF format on DVD not HD.

> All this is from a preliminary search. I'll have to look further when I have the time.

Len Sorensen
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