In experimental support for Linux appeared filesystem exFAT

Ogawa Hirofumi presented in the list of Linux kernel developers start implementing support for file system exFAT. Since the specifications for the format exFAT not disclosed, Linux driver was developed by studying the work exFAT section, created with the drivers from Windows Vista. Currently, the driver can operate in read-only mode.

ExFAT file system was implemented in Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1, but is also available as an update to Windows XP. exFAT intended for use on Flash drives a large volume, eliminating the limitations FAT32. Maximum file size is increased from 4 GB to 16 exabytes, in order to reduce fragmentation and increase the speed put a bitmap of free blocks, a limit on the number of files in one directory raised to 65 thousand, provides the possibility of storing ACL (not yet supported in Windows drivers).

31 January 2009 | , , core, developer, driver, list, study, support, system

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