Monday, February 23, 2009

Dear MacOS X,

I do not want the filesystem journal enabled. It does nothing for me. All it does is prevent me from being able to write to HFS+ volumes from Linux. Each time I have to boot you up, you find it necessary to enable the journal on all detected HFS+ volumes. Stop! If I've disabled it, leave it that way.

Sincerely,
Me

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Not part of the letter:
Linux lies. Check this out:

dcantrel@rabbet ~$ mount | grep External
/dev/sdb2 on /media/External type hfsplus (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal)
dcantrel@rabbet ~$ cd /media/External/
dcantrel@rabbet External$ touch can_I_write_to_you
touch: cannot touch `can_I_write_to_you': Read-only file system


Oh, I see how it is. Fine, if it's read-only, then don't show rw in the mount options list!
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