Microsoft’s Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) features supports huge files that are over 4GB and this extension is being added as part of the official Linux kernel in future

Microsoft has agreed to the addition of its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology to the Linux kernel, according to a Wednesday announcement.

The exFAT code was submitted for “staging” on the Linux kernel, according to this August 28 Linux kernel maintainers postMicrosoft’s exFAT technology, introduced in 2006, is code that serves as a file system for handling files larger than 4GB. It’s typically used in portable storage devices, such USB drives and Secure Digital memory cards.