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Re: [opensuse] Re: faster way to get total dir size besides du?
  • From: Anders Johansson <ajh@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:17:43 +0100
  • Message-id: <2121715.HVrhQOsdBB@carolin>
On Friday 09 March 2012 21:01:56 Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On 2012-03-09 20:38, Philipp Thomas wrote:
On Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:02:07 +0100, "Carlos E. R."

<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
No, ExFAT is patented technology,

MS also has some patents regarding FAT.

The patents protecting exfat are stronger. They learnt from their previous
mistakes. It will avoid SUSE from distributing it.

The two patents mentioned in the wikipedia article on exfat are

file name lookups using a hash - a method for quickly determining if a file
name exists by searching for a hash of the name

Storing files contiguously on disk

Seriously. Storing files in one chunk is patented.

if there were such a thing as a frivolous patent claim, as there are frivolous
law suits, Microsoft would be up to their ears in fines. There is no way on
earth that those patents would stand up in court.

Anders
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