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Old 03-16-2004, 12:19 AM   #1
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can I use HFS+ in linux on x86?


if so how? should I use a particular distro?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 03:43 PM   #2
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"can I use HFS+ in linux on x86?"

Yes.

http://www.ardistech.com/hfsplus/

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Old 03-16-2004, 09:09 PM   #3
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ok so why do people still use ext2/ext3? isn't hfs+ better as far as desktop systems?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:35 AM   #4
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ok so why do people still use ext2/ext3?
ext3fs, ReiserFS, XFS and JFS are all quite capable filesystems. What makes HFS+ a better filesystem than either or all of them?


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Old 03-17-2004, 09:57 AM   #5
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doesn't hfs+ support massive amounts of extremely useful metadata for each file and isn't it faster for general desktop environment usage?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 10:12 AM   #6
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"doesn't hfs+ support massive amounts of extremely useful metadata for each file and isn't it faster for general desktop environment usage?"

All Linux filesystems have metadata space available in the inodes. Whether HFS+ has more or less, I don't know. Using metadata is faster, yes, but as far as I know only system programs use it. Using metadata in the inodes tends to make an application program too operating system dependent and perhaps dependent on a specific file system on a specific OS.

An example of Linux metadata is the information about devices kept in the /dev files. You have to use the specialized mknod command to create these files so that the relavent metadata is included in the inodes.

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