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Re: Bug#433168: ITP: hfsprogs -- mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems

>>>>> "Rogério" == Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br> writes:

    Rogério> As I see it, HFS+ seems to be a good compromise to carry
    Rogério> files between MacOS X and Linux Machines (and Linux has
    Rogério> already gotten hfsplus support in the kernel for a long
    Rogério> time).

Unfortunately it doesn't have support for HFS+ filesystem journals. At
least it didn't last I researched the topic.

This means you have to switch off filesystem journalling in Mac OS X
to get it to work.

Which in turn means Linux won't mount the file system R/W if it is
marked as dirty.

Which in turn means you need to check the filesystem before you can
write to it again.

    Rogério> I think that Debian users in general (since Macs have
    Rogério> gone ix86-64 and have also been available under PowerPC
    Rogério> for ages) would benefit greatly from a filesystem that is
    Rogério> not as limited as FAT32 as pointed out above.

I would really like to see this.

I very much dislike FAT32, and use HFS+ on my portable USB hard disk
for transferring large files between Linux and Mac OSX.

(now if only Windows supported HFS...)
Brian May <bam@snoopy.debian.net>

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