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Re: HFS Plus on Linux ?



On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 02:03:42AM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> Ethan Benson writes:
> 
> > writing filesystem drivers is rather difficult, and generally not very
> > fun from what i hear.  of course it depends on the filesystem too,
> > there are lots of people who seem to enjoy working on things like xfs
> > and reiserfs...  from everything ive read from people who worked on
> > hfs+ its not a pleasant thing to deal with.
> >
> > its just hard to motivate oneself to work on a crappy filesystem that
> > will never be used mainstream (unlike ext2, ext3, xfs etc).
> 
> Oh come on. There is hope. Look at the Amiga filesystem, with the
> insane hard linked directories. Linux supports that. Linux also
> supports SGI Irix's obsolete EFS, IBM OS/2's HPFS, the QNX filesystem,
> various disgusting SysV and SCO filesystems... There is even some
> out-of-tree support for Commodore 64, VMS, Netware on-disk format,
> and BeOS filesystems. Plain iso9660 is enough to make me feel sick,
> and lest we not forget, "FAT32" which is really 28-bit with 4 bits
> of uninitialized junk and the directory format from Hell.
> 
> Tell how HFS+ isn't just a popular and beautiful design in comparison
> to some of that trash.

then why don't you just write a driver for it then, or shut up.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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