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Re: SanDisk USB stick problem

On Thu, 10 Dec 2020 10:17:41 +0200
Andrei POPESCU <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mi, 09 dec 20, 15:23:44, Celejar wrote:
> >
> > I'm curious about this because I can't imagine that FUSE performance is
> > as good as native, so why would automounters pay the performance
> > penalty of FUSE when native mounting would seem easy enough to do?
> The ntfs-3g developers claim there is no significant penalty. Testing 
> their claims would be difficult though, considering the kernel driver 
> has limited functionality.

I'm certainly not going to dispute the ntfs-3g developers, but I had
had in mind these comments of Linus Torvald that I had just come across:

"People who think that userspace filesystems are realistic for anything
but toys are just misguided.

fuse works fine if the thing being exported is some random low-use
interface to a fundamentally slow device. But for something like your
root filesystem? Nope. Not going to happen."


Linus sometimes exaggerates, and in any event, external USB storage
devices are (generally) somewhere in between "your root filesystem" and
"some random low-use ..."

A quick search turns up this:


which I haven't had a chance to read.


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