An f2fs teardown
Posted Oct 28, 2012 17:20 UTC (Sun) by khim
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This is interesting comment. Note that FAT32 was explicitly designed as stop-gap solution for Windows96 (and then retrofitted into Windows95OSR2 when Windows96 become first Windows97, then Windows98). Long-term solution was supposed to be Windows 2000 (and later Windows XP) and it worked like a charm.
But then FAT32 was used for totally unrelated task (USB-sticks) and this is where it's limitation become problematic... and since Microsoft wants to monopolize this market, too instead of FAT32X we've gotten exFAT... which is, of course, not supported by many-many things because it's implementation is not free because exFAT is heavily patented.
Moral? F2FS limitations are fine for what's it's designed for, but if we'll try to use it for some unrelated tasks... we may be in trouble.
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