[XSCE] Re: [Server-devel] ext2 vs ext4 vs exFAT for XO content SD cards?
holt at laptop.org
Sun Aug 16 23:24:23 EDT 2015
On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 10:57 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> LFN (long filename) support is present in all the operating systems
> you've mentioned, and works fine with FAT32.
Thanks for the correction. FAT32 is indeed about as universal/tolerable of
a standard as possible in 2015. But might not be wise on large SD cards
going forward, given 32GB is the traditional Windows limit for FAT32
partitions. And of course FAT32's a bit slower than modern filesystems,
and worse 4GB content zip/repos (FAT32's upper limit) will appear before we
On balance, SD Card industry standard exFAT seems (to me) more future-proof
for a hassle-free "grassroots content" partition over coming years, for 1%
of the SD card of whatev. Or perhaps NTFS ~if~ file owners/permissions are
more important than Mac support.
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!
Unsung Heroes of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org !
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