Subject: MSDOS File system (either offer to help, or never mind....)
To: None <>
From: Dave Burgess <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/29/1994 19:05:46
I have been playing around with trying to get the MSDOS file system
loaded so that I can easily transfer files to and from floppies.  While
playing around with it, I found that the semantics of several pieces of
the vfs (?) layer had changed, and the msdos file system stuff wouldn't
compile any longer.

No sweat, says I, I'll fix it myself and look like a hero.

{ Jumps into deep end with lead in pockets..... }

The vinvalbuf() stuff was pretty straight forward (added 4 more
arguments), but the nameidata stuff has me completely stumped.  I
assume that there is a LOT more there than meets the eye.

As it turns out, it may all be moot, since I just got the SUP update
E-Mail with all of the msdos filesystem stuff conspicuously listed.  If
these files are simply reiterations of what was in the /usr/src/msdosfs
directory, then my problem has not been fixed and would like a little
help making it work.

If anyone is working on this and would like a little help, drop me a
line.  If not, anyone with a little more experience in this part of the
kernel want to drop me a line with a 'where to start' pointer in it?

Like I said, it may all be moot....