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Fully Open Source NTFS Support Under Linux

Ulrich Hobelmann Re:Performance (310 comments)

Well, you can bet your ass that Windows's native NTFS is much faster than the Linux one, because they wrote the FS, and they have years of time to optimize the working driver.

Sure, user-mode will be a performance issue, but I think the context-switch + work is only necessary, when the kernel decides to either read data (on a cache miss) or write out its file buffers to disk. So if you don't use NTFS as your native disk (not sure how that'll work with permissions and stuff), you should really by fine. Maybe there's an option somewhere to turn on big read-write chunks (so that the kernel will always read/write huge blocks from the user daemon, which would make context-switch time negligible).

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Ulrich Hobelmann Ulrich Hobelmann writes  |  more than 8 years ago

If it was possible, I'd delete my account, but since it's not possible, I'll see how long I'll actually abstain from posting another post.

Most discussions here don't really lead anywhere, everything that's not 100% politically correct is modded Troll or overrated, and the few good discussions simply aren't worth the time I spent here.

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