Re: NTFS mounting
Bruce Park said:
> How safe is NTFS read-only mounting? I know that writing to it is very
I read on the kernel mailing list once, long ago(at least a year) on the
topic of mounting read only. If the driver is coded right and ties into
the kernel right there should be nothing written to the disk if it's mounted
as read only. But there have been cases(I think the thread at the time was
about NTFS, then someone brought up ext3) where even when mounted read only
the kernel will happily write to the filesystem anyways. I'm sure that
this particular issue with ext3 was resolved long ago..
as for NTFS I have read over the past year or so that whenever you mount
an NTFS volume to run a special tool which flags the filesystem dirty,
forcing a chkdsk when the MS OS boots to try to prevent any curroption.
that looks to be the tool though it only mentions using it when
writing to the disk. depends on how paranoid you are I suppose.
I personally wouldn't use the linux NTFS driver unless it was an