Bug 52638 - Defective HPFS driver
Summary: Defective HPFS driver
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-27 15:39 UTC by G.S. Link
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2002-12-16 04:25:15 UTC

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Description G.S. Link 2001-08-27 15:39:41 UTC
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Description of problem:
The HPFS file system driver supplied on both the 6 and 7 disks is defective.
It reads an HPFS partition correctly.  It correctly writes the first file on the partition
but then fails.  This locks the partition until CHKDSK is run in OS/2.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount HPFS partition
2. Write on partition
3. Note that partition is now locked and must be unlocked with OS/2 CHKDSK

Actual Results:  What I said would happen.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alan Cox 2001-08-27 15:52:29 UTC
We should probably just pull HPFS from the kernel. It isnt maintained and nobody
seems to be planning to support it into 2.5 anyway.

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 2001-08-27 16:03:13 UTC
Agreed, pull.

Comment 3 G.S. Link 2001-08-28 13:24:51 UTC
I suppose that is one way to resolve the problem but it significantly decreases the usefulness
of Linux as an OS/2 replacement.  If I can't talk to OS/2 Migration problems increase. 
 When I ran our system tests against 7.1 there were lots of problems similar to this one.
If you cut out every defective part you won't have much left.

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