I think I get that :) Thanks.
So maybe its not working because you're making things smaller than 1k? like
new files?
have you tried copying something big to the mount instead of making new
files? :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Grant" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Markie" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "Daxbert" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "freebsd-questions"
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: rw on ntfs volume

> On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Markie wrote:
> > You're right :) Sorry.
> >
> > file must be nonresident and must not contain any sparces (uninitialized
> > areas);
> >
> > What does this mean? :) big words for a 17 year old :$
> Nonresident: Bigger than a kilobyte :-) A "resident" file is an
> optimisation. Roughly by analogy, it'd be like storing the contents of a
> (small) file directly in the inode, rather than in data blocks pointed
> to by the inode. Most files are likely to be nonresident. If you create
> a file it'll be nonresident.
> Most resident data appears to crop up using NTFS' "forked" file ability,
> which isn't generally something you hear a lot about.
> Not having any spaces: this is what's called a "sparse" file - eg, you
> write some bytes, seek forward a gigabyte, and write some more. NTFS has
> the ability to record this file with a "hole" in the middle, so it
> doesn't require a GB of disk storage. Most files are unlikely to be
> sparse.
> --
> jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/
> Tel +44(0)117 9287088 Fax +44 (0)117 9287112 http://ioctl.org/jan/
> Axioms speak louder than words.

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