Package Details: ntfs3-dkms 26.0.0-3

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Package Base: ntfs3-dkms
Description: NTFS read-write driver GPL implementation by Paragon Software. Current version works with NTFS (including v3.1), normal/compressed/sparse files and supports journal replaying.
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: rdnvndr
Maintainer: rdnvndr (Hanabishi)
Last Packager: Hanabishi
Votes: 27
Popularity: 4.71
First Submitted: 2020-08-16 11:43
Last Updated: 2021-05-06 00:11

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Hanabishi commented on 2020-08-31 21:51

WARNING! This driver still in early development state. Using on partitions with important data is not recommended.

Requires explicit fs type to mount (-t ntfs3).
If you want to use ntfs3 as the default driver, such udev rule does the trick:

SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}=="ntfs", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}="ntfs3"

Performance tips:
noatime option can speed up filesystem operations.
prealloc option reduces disk fragmentation (useful for HDD).

Another hint for udisks. Add a such options to /etc/udisks2/mount_options.conf in [defaults] section:


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Hanabishi commented on 2021-05-09 07:26

@alireza6677, you should read warnings. Early development unstable things really may be unstable you know.
Also if you care about your hard drives, the power outage is the way worse than any driver failure, because it can damage em physically.

alireza6677 commented on 2021-05-09 05:38

This driver damaged two of my NTFS partitions after a power outage. Even windows' chkdsk couldn't fix them. Thankfully I didn't have anything too important on them.

Please don't use this crap if you care about your hard drives.

Hanabishi commented on 2021-05-06 00:19

Well, I've improved the package, the legacy patch applies at DKMS build stage. So now you should be able to pre-build it anywhere and also update through 5.12 boundary (e.g. 5.11 -> 5.12) on the fly without problems.

Hanabishi commented on 2021-05-05 09:25

@Saancreed, maybe, if I will figure out how to do it properly.
But yeah, seems like this thing causes some problems. Now I'm starting to think that the maintaining of the backport wasn't the great idea.

Saancreed commented on 2021-05-04 23:35

Hey there!

I've taken a look at PKGBUILD, and I've noticed that in prepare function you check for the version of the kernel currently running on the build machine. This introduces a hidden dependency on build environment, has a chance of outright not working if the machine on which the package is installed is running a different kernel version and DKMS will most likely fail to build the module if the machine has both LTS and mainline kernel (which defeats the point of using DKMS). Could you please move the check to when the module is actually compiled for given kernel version? Y'know, using the usual #if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(x, y, z) like Nvidia and other out of tree kernel modules usually do.

My own package achieves it like this:

    patch -Np3 -DNTFS3_NO_USERNS -i "${srcdir}/v${pkgver}-no-userns.patch"
    sed -i '8s:^:#include <linux/version.h>\n\n#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(5, 12, 0)\n#define NTFS3_NO_USERNS\n#endif\n\n:' ./ntfs_fs.h

jpegxguy commented on 2021-05-02 10:07

One can monitor the udisks2 path regarding ntfs3 in this GitHub issue.

Basically, they're rightfully waiting to see what the final name of the merged driver will be. It is my hope that it will replace the old ntfs driver soon.

Ilya87 commented on 2021-05-02 09:45

Recomended trick seems not to work for me (Manjaro, after reboot and udevadm control --reload-rules). /etc/udev/rules.d/99-ntfs.rules SUBSYSTEM=="block", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}=="ntfs", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}="ntfs3"

Veracrypt mount shows error (password for encryption is right), mount /dev/mapper/veracrypt1 /mnt/veracrypt1 mount: /mnt/veracrypt1: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'

jpegxguy commented on 2021-04-28 16:40

Yeah actually your version is better, it'll break when 6+ comes around as you say, but surely ntfs3 will be merged sooner that that (I hope, haha) and in that case you can just depend linux < (version where merge happened) or something

Hanabishi commented on 2021-04-28 16:21

@jpegxguy, I don't think so. Because e.g. "4.20" will not pass the test.
My code also can be problematic tho, when 6+ will come out. But until then I think I will come up with a better idea for checking.

jpegxguy commented on 2021-04-28 16:08

Good idea!

Maybe in line 52 you want [ $kmaj -le 5 ] && [ $kmin -lt 12 ] ?