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[Discuss] Apple FUD?

On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at> wrote:

> On 4/2/2016 8:48 AM, IngeGNUe wrote:
> > That strikes me as weird because /etc/fstab has been around forever. Is
> > this just FUD, is Apple prone to FUD? Or...have they broken
> > compatibility with such things as you would see in GNU and BSD?
> Not FUD and not broken. Macintosh uses an automount mechanism similar to
> the hotplug automounter found on most Linux desktops. Careless use of
> fstab can interfere with these mechanisms.

?Agreed, and also limits to support and service.
?But it seems that such edits would have to be more unlucky than simply
careless. I suppose the automounter needs it's context directory...and no
collisions, but I'm not following how *adding* an NTFS volume as read/write
instead of read only would accomplish that.
?The ?open sources driver project clearly stated that write was
experimental for a very long time.
I don't know what version is on your mac or if writing is now considered
production ready.
Anyway oss always comes with disclaimers and no guarantees.
I don't know if they have now but MS did not publish clear standards for
interoperation and so the open source / free drivers were reverse
Obviously writing to a file system has much greater risks of data loss than

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