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

Anish Mangal anishmg at umich.edu
Mon Aug 17 01:16:43 EDT 2015

Just to chime in, as has been already noted the max file size on a FAT32
system is 4GB. Some of the files we deal with are much larger than that.
Ex. the Zim files for TED talks etc. are 8GB+ in size. Now we could always
break them into smaller chunks, but that is another step.


On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 9:44 AM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 11:24:23PM -0400, Adam Holt wrote:
> > On balance, SD Card industry standard exFAT seems (to me) more
> > future-proof for a hassle-free "grassroots content" partition over
> > coming years,
> > [...]
> If you're able to control the desktops and laptops that will be used
> to add or remove content, sure, but exFAT is quite recent as far as
> remote villages are concerned; what will you do when you get teachers
> who can't even open it?  Any systems with unpatched XP or Vista will
> be affected.  Any Mac earlier than 10.6.5 too.
> --
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.linux.org.au/
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