[XSCE] Re: [Server-devel] ext2 vs ext4 vs exFAT for XO content SD cards?

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Sun Aug 16 22:57:18 EDT 2015

On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 09:12:34PM -0400, Adam Holt wrote:
> Towards this quite universal demand, an exFAT partition seems much
> better than FAT32, as exFAT works with most all recent Windows and
> Mac machines, without filename limitations.  (Not unrelated to exFAT
> being the modern SD Card industry standard.)  Reason being that
> teachers/principals/pedagogy folk just don't have hours and hours to
> squash every filename down to FAT32's 8+3 character limit.

You are quite wrong here.

LFN (long filename) support is present in all the operating systems
you've mentioned, and works fine with FAT32.

In the OLPC ecosystem, only Open Firmware has an 8.3 limit, and there's
nothing in your use case which suggests that Open Firmware is to be
used for content delivery!

James Cameron

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