For years the logs of my Ubuntu systems sharing drives with a Windows installation have been routinely flooding logs with:
Mar 17 11:00:50 kemosabi ntfs-3g: ntfs_attr_pread error reading '/pub/TL-WN722N_100629.zip' at offset 23138304: 4096 <> -1: Value too large for defined data type Mar 17 11:00:50 kemosabi ntfs-3g: Failed to decompress file: Value too large for defined data type
Not to mention, the inconvenience of not being able to access so many files in the Windows-formatted partitions (esp. the shared doc & media storages for all OSes, which constitute the majority of the hard drive space, naturally).
The root cause of this is known: a shortcoming in ntfs-3g for its inability to deal with (Windows 8?) NTFS compressed files. (Poorly implemented spec: lacking a marker to end meaningful file data, after which garbage follows, which ntfs-3g attempts to decompress, not knowing any better.)
In 2013 a patch has been offered, but it never went into the mainstream ntfs driver release:
compress-lastblock-v2.patch.gz [736 Bytes]
How, specifically, can this fix be deployed into Ubuntu 14.04?
Can a module be built that can be seamlessly loaded into up-to-date Canonical .deb kernels?
Can that be delivered as a PPA repo?