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Re: NTFS mounting

* Rob Weir (rweir@softhome.net) [021229 10:39]:
> On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 02:16:03PM -0800, nate wrote:
> > Bruce Park said:
> > > How safe is NTFS read-only mounting? I know that writing to it is very
> > > dangerous.
> > 
> > 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..
> I'm fairly sure that mounting it read-only is pretty much completely
> safe.

I mount 2 NTFS partitions read-only every time I boot, and when I boot
back to Windows XP (exactly once a week out of sheer nauseating
necessity) I never get any complaints.  My filesystems seem fine.  YMMV.

good times,
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