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Bug 227637 - Update FUSE kernel module to latest version, for ntfs-3g
Summary: Update FUSE kernel module to latest version, for ntfs-3g
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fuse
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-07 08:37 UTC by Russell Odom
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-09-18 10:57:49 UTC

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Description Russell Odom 2007-02-07 08:37:15 UTC
Description of problem: ntfs-3g prefers an updated version of FUSE. It gives
this warning when mounting:

WARNING: Old FUSE kernel module detected. This means, some driver features
         are not available (swap file on NTFS, boot from NTFS by LILO),
         and unmount is not safe unless you make sure the ntfs-3g process
         naturally terminates after calling 'umount'. The safe FUSE kernel
         driver is included in the official Linux kernels since version
         2.6.20-rc1, or in the FUSE 2.6 software package. Please see the
         next page for more help:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): fuse-2.6.1-1

How reproducible: Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount a disk with ntfs-3g driver
2. See above warning
Additional info:
The latest version of FUSE (2.6.3) contains the necessary fixes so ntfs-3g will
work correctly/safely. An updated version of ntfs-3g (0.20070207-RC1) was
released upstream today and has the same requirement.

[root@detritus ~]# rpm -q ntfs-3g
[root@detritus ~]# uname -a
Linux detritus.local 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Jan 10 18:50:56 EST 2007
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Comment 1 Peter Lemenkov 2007-02-07 08:47:12 UTC
This bug could be assigned to Dave Jones (a guy who responsible for the kernel
stuff AFAIK) too. I can only update userland-part not the kernel module itself.

Comment 2 Peter Lemenkov 2007-02-07 08:48:00 UTC
In any case thanks for mentioning - I'll update fuse from 2.6.1. to 2.6.3 asap.

Comment 3 Russell Odom 2007-02-08 08:36:56 UTC
OK, I've updated FUSE to 2.6.3 (thanks Peter) but I still get this message. Hope
I've got the right Dave Jones to assign this to...

Comment 4 S Roy Choudhury 2007-02-15 17:36:05 UTC
I also have the same trouble even after updating both FUSE modules as well as 

Comment 5 ericm24x7 2007-03-30 17:17:51 UTC
There is a latest stable released (dated: 3-28-07) version (1.328) for ntfs-3g.

I downloaded and compiled the sources from that site, and did a little stress
test. So far so good. 

Can the maintainer update to this version (1.328)? 

Comment 6 Russell Odom 2007-09-18 10:57:49 UTC
At some point (I didn't notice when!) fuse has been updated and this warning has
gone away. Closing.

[root@detritus ~]# rpm -q fuse ntfs-3g
[root@detritus ~]# uname -a
Linux detritus.local #1 SMP Wed Aug 15 11:52:47 EDT 2007 x86_64
x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

BTW there's an updated release of ntfs-3g with significant performance
improvements - see bug 294481.

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