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SubjectRe: [Fwd: NTFS repair tools]


Peter Samuelson wrote:
>
> [Jeff Merkey]
> > Do folks not know this NTFS driver will trash hard drives? We need
> > to alert folks DO NOT USE WRITE NTFS MODE in those versions we know
> > are busted.
>
> Here's an idea: let's make r/w support a separate CONFIG option, and
> label it "DANGEROUS".
>
> Oh wait, we already do that.
>
> Perhaps we should warn users to back up their NTFS partitions before
> trying this option. Put that warning in the help text for
> CONFIG_NTFS_RW.
>
> Oh wait, we already do that too.
>
> How stupid does one have to be in order to enable an option labeled
> "DANGEROUS" for a non-experimental system?

Agree. We need to disable it, since folks do not read the docs
(obviously). Of course, we could leave it on, and I could start
charging money for these tools -- there's little doubt it would be a
lucrative business. Perhaps this is what I'll do if the numbers of
copies keeps growing. When it hits > 100 per week, it's taking a lot of
our time to support, so I will have to start charging for it.

Jeff

Jeff


>
> Peter
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