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Re: better install experience



On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 11:46:23PM +0300, Szabolcs Szakacsits wrote:

 > It was last year:
 > 
 > --------------------------------------------------------------------------->
 >  Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 02:00:52 +0300 (MET DST)
 >  From: Szakacsits Szabolcs <szaka sienet hu>
 >  To: Dave Jones <davej redhat com>
 >  Subject: Re: ntfs kernel module
 > 
 >  [...]
 > 
 >  > the kernel driver is "safer".
 > 
 >  I'm not sure. It's true that its functionality is very limited (ntfs-3g 
 >  also supports read-only mounts of course) but
 > 
 >         - unlike ntfs-3g, the kernel driver isn't quality tested 
 > 
 >         - I've fixed many problems in the NTFS code base which could also 
 >           exist in the kernel driver. One of the most serious bugs I 
 >           remember was freeing memory in truncate() which could be modified 
 >           later on (random memory corruptions).
 > 
 >   [...]
 > <-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Doesn't ring any bells.  If the attribution of "safer" was something I
said, I'm not entirely sure what I was thinking at the time.

Given the heritage of ntfs-3g, it's clearly untrue, and I agree with
your comments.

	Dave

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