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What's The Fastest Linux Filesystem On Cheap Flash Media?


Compact Flash and SD storage cards are everywhere; gigabytes for cheap in a tiny form factor. Most come formatted with VFAT. So what is the fastest Linux filesystem for these little devices?

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Created by lozz 7 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 12 weeks ago
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Can FAT patch avoid Microsoft lawsuits?


Andrew Tridgell has published a patch that could make the Linux implementation of the FAT filesystem impervious to Microsoft patent claims of the kind that forced a settlement from TomTom. The patch alters the VFAT code so that it does not generate both short and long filenames.

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Created by toolbanger 8 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 28 weeks ago
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A new VFAT patent avoidance patch


Andrew Tridgell has posted a new patch intended to enable the kernel to work around the VFAT patents. Unlike the previous version, this patch preserves the long filename functionality.

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Created by stripcut 8 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 29 weeks ago
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