Originally Posted by flyingfsck
Yah, stupid FAT won't die until large companies are hit hard in the pocket book it seems. There are so many alternatives that it is really beyond stupid to keep using FAT.
Not only that, but using a filesystem that supports access controlling permissions would be a FAR better choice for Android. With fat, any application that is granted access to the sdcard is free to mess with data from other applications. Ideally, an everybody writes to sdcard root permission (i.e. group:sdcard rw), and subdirectories owned by particular applications with ugo/rw set by the application that generated the files, and a user-override interface for managing data from misbehaving or removed applications.