[ros-dev] FAT Opinion

Rick Langschultz rlangschultz at cox.net
Wed Jan 11 13:40:48 CET 2006

The only thing i see that will allow Microsoft to use the patent for  
the FAT filesystem naming conventions is holding it above other  
operating system developer's heads. I think that FAT was never a good  
choice for a filesystem. If M$ does decide to get feisty ReactOS  
should implement a VFS for something like FAT over XFS, EXT3, or Reiser.

All of these are really good at storing large amounts of data very  
fast. I also think that an NTFS implementation or a VFS would be a  
great idea.

Can someone provide statistics about any of these filesystems or  
verify if these are able to store files larger than a certain size. I  
also think that FAT has a max file size limit...

On Jan 11, 2006, at 5:18 AM, Murphy, Ged (Bolton) wrote:

> I'm reading reports of a US patent on FAT.
> What's going on and how will this effect us?
> The US patent rules are seriously out of control :(
> Ged
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