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RE: SV: SV: Re: Unslung 6.8 crash w/ large NTFS transfers

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  • mystiqu
    Hi Thanks for the replies and information! From now on I ll stick to ext3 and never look back :) Regards Mikael ... -- View this message in context:
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      Hi

      Thanks for the replies and information!
      From now on I'll stick to ext3 and never look back :)

      Regards
      Mikael



      Gregg C Levine-2 wrote:
      >
      > Hello!
      > There are three reasons why that happens, and why we should very
      > definitely
      > avoid the NTFS format on disks for Unslung or even the so-called native
      > Linksys Firmware.
      >
      > One is indeed that the driver provided by Linksys is indeed quite broken.
      > The second is the recommendation that you're making here Mike (mwester),
      > and
      > it happens that I agree with it. The other one is that the driver they
      > provide is what is called OCO from the point of view of the kernel
      > maintaining crowds. (Everybody including Linus.) This according to them it
      > should not be used at all since it violates the licenses regarding the
      > entire kernel, or even the contents of the firmware.
      >
      > It also happens, and this is in addition to above, the one that travels
      > with
      > the native kernel, whilst not recommended for writing will work for
      > reading,
      > but is not completely supported. By native, I mean on an Intel platform
      > other then the NSLU2 device.
      >
      > So from the point of view of this Linux fan, I strongly support the
      > opinions
      > of the regular group here.
      >
      > --
      > Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon@...
      > "The Force will be with you. Always." Obi-Wan Kenobi
      >  
      >
      >
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf
      >> Of Mike (mwester)
      >> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 5:01 PM
      >> To: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      >> Subject: Re: [nslu2-linux] SV: SV: Re: Unslung 6.8 crash w/ large NTFS
      > transfers
      >>
      >> You're right. It is a VERY old thread. If you look in the archives for
      >> further discussions, you'll find that shortly after this thread, marceln
      > did
      >> some very basic tests, and was able to determine that the
      >> Linksys-provided
      >> NTFS driver is broken. We do not recommend that anyone use NTFS on
      > Unslung,
      >> or on the Linksys firmware for that matter.
      >>
      >> Mike (mwester)
      >>
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: "mystiqu" <mikael@...>
      >> To: <nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 3:33 PM
      >> Subject: Re: [nslu2-linux] SV: SV: Re: Unslung 6.8 crash w/ large NTFS
      >> transfers
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> I know this is a very old thread, but I just want to say that I had
      > exectly
      >> the same problem.
      >> I also used Unslung 6.8.
      >>
      >> >>2) Move large files + 500Mb between two NTFS volumes.
      >> Same here!
      >> And if copying files from a windows workstation to a samba share (which
      >> resides on a ntfs formatted disk) it didn't need to be large files. Any
      > file
      >> transfer session which took longer than 20s made the slug freeze and
      > become
      >> totally unresponsive.
      >>
      >> I skipped Unslung, installed OpenSlug 3.10 and formatted the disks as
      > ext3.
      >> Never had a single issue since then.
      >>
      >> Thanks
      >> Mikael
      >
      >
      >

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