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Date:      Fri, 8 Dec 1995 01:25:44 -0600 (CST)
From:      "Matthew N. Dodd" <>
To:        Timothy Brown <tb@MO.NET>
Subject:   Re: Filesystems corrupted - what's up with this? 
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.951208011740.9289D-100000@sasami>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSD/.3.91.951207170158.21055B-100000@Walden.MO.NET>

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On Thu, 7 Dec 1995, Timothy Brown wrote:

> Yeah, I noticed this too.  Terry provided a suitable answer.  The problem 
> is, now my DOS FS is _completely_ unusable!

If you really cared you would have backups.

> With all due respect, developers, this truly sucks.  Who developed this 
> code?  Why hasn't it been updated?  Linux does this just fine.  FreeBSD 
> is a great O/S, don't get me wrong, but it needs some more help along the 
> line to get to be a real production O/S.  I guess i'm just going to have 
> to stick with the much slower Slackware Linux setup I have for now ... if 
> I can get my system running.

>From the mount_msdos(8) man page:
     The msdos filesystem is not known to work reliably with filesystems cre-
     ated by versions of MS-DOS later than version 3.3.

Wellthen!  BTW, a Linux using friend of mine has blown away LOTS of dos
file systems while using mounted dos file systems in wine/dosemu etc...
(try rebuilding the partition table btw)

I ran a machine for 8 months that always mounted its dos partition and never
had problems.  Go figure.

What it really comes down to is there are more important things to work
on than getting dos stuff working.  If I to share data with my dos machine
I use samba :)

> If there CAN'T be an update/fix of msdosfs, then is it possible that it 
> be disabled before the next release comes out - maybe 2.1.1 (2.1.5?) or 

Nobody is stopping you from fixing it.

> what have you?  There is very little about this in either the handbook or 
> the FAQ and newbies to FreeBSD (like myself) may start really hating it 
> after awhile.


Have fun.  (Its foolish to NOT use what works best for YOU.  If linux then
use linux.  I followed OS/2 for a year and a half because it was "going to
be this great OS"  *sigh*)

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