Subject: Re: UFS
To: L. Todd Masco <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: amiga
Date: 12/05/1994 16:23:16
> A slight historical note:  Because of the AT&T ownership of the trademark,
> people used to avoid using "UNIX," which led to some's shunning of
> the "Unix file system" expansion.  These days, it's probably not as
> important a thing to worry about.

i don't think there's any problem with saying that a UFS provides
"UNIX File System" semantics.  calling something UNIX, however, is
still quite a problem.

In any case, if you're bragging to somebody about what file system
NetBSD uses, the thing you really want to talk about is the FFS, the
Berkeley Fast File System.

basically, "ufs" is used in various places (e.g. /etc/fstab) only
because of history.  it should actually be "ffs" in most places.