I am making heavy use of colinux as a tool for embedded systems
But I am dealing with clients/co-workers that feel a compelling
need to live on the Windows/NTFS side of things.
I have been asked to look at trying to fix cygwin so that it can
compile Linux kernels - rather than build them under colinux,
specifically because that eliminates the need to work on a
different file system inaccessible to windows.
I noticed recently that the linux-ntfs project has finally released
a beta version of a new NTFS driver that has support for everything
host Linux on NTFS.
Initially I thought that might be relevant to hosting colinux on
NTFS - gaining the ability to run Linux and windows concurrently on an
but the ntfs-3g driver is a block driver and concurrent block
access to the same disk would probably scramble the disk.
But after thinking further is there a particular reason that cofs
can not support a linux root file system ?
Has there been any thought to this ? has anyone tried it ?
I am not familiar with the cofs innards but NTFS does support all
the critical features needed by Linux.
Dave Lynch DLA Systems
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