Re: ANN: New NTFS driver (2.0.0/TNG) now finished.

Bill Davidsen (
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 14:47:56 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Grogan wrote:

> On a fresh boot with 2.4.19-pre4:
> bash-2.05$ time cp -r /mnt/windows3/windows/system32 /home/grogan/test
> real 8m45.256s
> user 0m0.730s
> sys 6m27.030s
> On a fresh boot with 2.5.7 with the new NTFS driver:
> bash-2.05$ time cp -r /mnt/windows3/windows/system32 /home/grogan/test
> real 3m13.190s
> user 0m0.610s
> sys 0m51.660s
> This "test" was repeated twice under the same conditions, with
> negligible difference in the result (couple of seconds). Both of these
> disks are on the same IDE controller (/home is /dev/hda8 and the NTFS
> partition is /dev/hdb2). I must say I wasn't expecting such a drastic
> difference. The data appears to be intact. (correct size and number of
> files, anyway)

Looks great, one of the few things in 2.5 I see as a reason upgrade in
the future. This could be really useful to people who need to pull NT

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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