Archive for November, 2017

Ext2Fsd 0.69 released !

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
WARNINGS:

    Don't use Ext2Fsd 0.68 or earlier versions with latest Ubuntu or
    Debian systems. Ext2Fsd 0.68 cannot process EXT4 with 64-BIT mode
    enabled, then it could corrupt your data. Very sorry for this
    disaster issue, I'm working on an improvement.
Features implemented and bugfix:
    1, FIXME: superblock corruption of EXT4 volumes with 64BIT mode enabled 
    2, FIXME: possible corruption by race conditions in buffer-head reapering
    3, FIXME: possible deadlock issues (when flushing) caused by BCB locks
    4, FIXME: miscellaneous minor updates of Ext2Fsd code base
Supported Ext3/4 features:
    1, flexible inode size: > 128 bytes, up to block size
    2, dir_index:    htree directory index
    3, filetype:     extra file mode in dentry
    4, large_file:   > 4G files supported
    5, sparse_super: super block backup in group descriptor
    6, uninit_bg:    fast fsck and group checksum
    7, extent:       full support with extending and shrinking.
    8, journal:      only support replay for internal journal
    9, flex_bg:      first flexible metadata group
   10, symlink and hardlink
   11, Mount-as-user: specified uid/gid supported
Unsupported Ext3/4 features:
  1, 64BIT mode (to support 2^64 blocks)
  2, journal: log-based operations, external journal
  3, EA (extended attributes), ACL support

Features to be implemented in next release:
   1, Extents management improvement
   2, EA and ACL security checking
Files descriptions:
Ext2Fsd-0.69.exe:    Setup wizard for Windows systems (win2k, Winxp, 
                     Vista, Win7, Win8, Win10, Server 2003/2008/2012)
Ext2Fsd-0.69.7z:     Batch setup package in 7-zip
Ext2Fsd-0.69.zip:    Batch setup package in zip

Download link:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd/files/Ext2fsd/0.69/
Files checksum:
C:\Works\Ext2fsd\0.69>sha1sum Ext2Fsd-0.69*
00d1d616ee5365c6554043d2e2967a93c8f8722c *Ext2Fsd-0.69.7z
f6362b88470241c5bb209c10704bb5f46720a897 *Ext2Fsd-0.69.zip
5adaf3d830a904dc60adb1a6594f68cc0197f791 *Ext2Fsd-0.69.exe

WARNINGS:
    The driver may crash your system and ruin your data unexpectedly,
    since there might be software conflicts and I could only test it
    on some of the popular platforms. You should use it with care and
    use it at your own risk!
Matt <mattwu@163.com>
http://www.ext2fsd.com