Paragon Software’s NTFS3 kernel driver has been submitted to the Linux-next branch, and Linux 5.15 may use this new driver. As early as last year, Paragon Software announced that it wanted to merge the NTFS3 kernel driver, which was previously only used for commercial purposes, into the mainline and submitted related patches. Therefore, in the past year, the NTFS3 driver has undergone multiple rounds of review to improve its code quality and make it more consistent with upstream coding standards.
In addition, the current kernel driver is largely unmaintained, and the NTFS3 driver provides more functions than the current kernel driver, especially good writing support. Compared with the same available FUSE-based open-source NTFS driver, the NTFS3 driver also has stronger functions and performance.