Subject: Re: MacLinux
To: Coty Rosenblath <email@example.com>
From: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/20/1994 10:55:44
> One thing that I've really liked about Linux is the UMSDOS filesystem.
This is kind of a neat thing, but I wouldn't call it more than a toy,
really. Tenon fills this niche with MachTen in some ways and MacMiNT
in others. Both suffer from HFS performance...
> I haven't tried NetBSD, yet. Perhaps it has a similar filesystem; however,
> I have not heard of such. If not, I think this would be a really nice
I don't know if you can make your root and user partitions msdos. Is
this what you were referring to, Chris? I certainly can't imagine
wanting to run this way... ;-)
> For what (little) it is worth, I would think UHFS would be simpler than
> UMSDOS, given that HFS already supports long names and soft links.
The MS-DOS "file system" is well understood and documented. Do you have
any idea how many "reserved for finder use" flags/fields there are in
the HFS definition? Or what, exactly, you'd do with split data/rsrc
forks and the fact that HFS and UFS have different reserved characters
for their filenames?
Anyway, this is a good discussion to continue next year, when things are
more stable at the base level (for the mac port, anyway... ;-).
Allen Briggs - end killing - email@example.com ** MacBSD == NetBSD/Mac **