Thanks for the article! It is good to hear that something is being done about this problem.
I "forced" my wife to switch to Linux as her main desktop but she still needs Windows XP so she dual-boots and uses a FAT drive to share data between the 2 OSs. Occasionally while using Linux, the FAT drive will become corrupted and switch to read-only and she is left wondering why she can't write to the FAT drive all of a sudden. It would be nice if a user space program could tell her about the issue instead of her screaming "Fix it!" at me.