Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#2181 closed enhancement (fixed)

include kmod-fs-ntfs in build for read-only NTFS support

Reported by: anik@… Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: packages Version:
Keywords: Cc:


On brcm-2.4 platform there is total lack of NTFS support.
But it could be useful e.g. for Wi-Fi sharing of data from NTFS drive.

Why can't we just use built-in read-only NTFS driver from linux-2.4 kernel the same way we do it for other filesystems?

Index: target/linux/generic-2.4/config-template
--- target/linux/generic-2.4/config-template	(revision 8363)
+++ target/linux/generic-2.4/config-template	(working copy)
@@ -550,7 +550,7 @@
 # CONFIG_NS83820 is not set
-# CONFIG_NTFS_FS is not set
 # CONFIG_NTFS_RW is not set
 # CONFIG_NVRAM is not set
 # CONFIG_OLIVETTI_M700 is not set
Index: package/kernel/modules/
--- package/kernel/modules/	(revision 8363)
+++ package/kernel/modules/	(working copy)
@@ -46,6 +46,16 @@
 $(eval $(call KernelPackage,fs-ext3))
+define KernelPackage/fs-ntfs
+  TITLE:=NTFS filesystem support
+  DESCRIPTION:=Kernel module for NTFS filesystem support
+  AUTOLOAD:=$(call AutoLoad,30,ntfs)
+  FILES:=$(LINUX_DIR)/fs/ntfs/ntfs.$(LINUX_KMOD_SUFFIX)
+$(eval $(call KernelPackage,fs-ntfs))
 define KernelPackage/fs-hfs
   TITLE:=HFS+ filesystem support
   DESCRIPTION:=Kernel module for HFS filesystem support

This results in building "kmod-fs-ntfs" package.

Possible drawback of this solution is that it builds driver on all platforms.
But NTFS support on 2.6-based images is now done using fuse/ntfs-3g.

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by florian

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Added in [8396], thanks !

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