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Re: RFS: hfsprogs - mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems

On Wednesday 18 July 2007, Florent Rougon wrote:
> Warren Turkal <wt@atmos.colostate.edu> wrote:
> > Why does this matter? I don't see every other package specifically
> > mentioning who made it or what OS it was originally developed for.
> Of course it matters. I don't know whether there is an official (i.e.,
> from Apple) public full specification for HFS+, but I suspect it is not
> the case. Which means that Apple developers are obviously in a better
> position than most other people to write tools dealing with HFS+.


in case you are curious, hfsplus-1.0.4/doc/hfsp.html led me to Apple's 
Technical Note TN1150 [1], which is meant for <cite>programmers implementing 
HFS Plus support on other platforms</cite>. /* detailed and very interesting 
reading IMO */.

Unfortunately, for example, the latest linux kernel fs/hfsplus/super.c reports 
that journaling, and probably some more features, are not supported yet.

[1] http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn1150.html

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