Subject: macbsdand the hfs
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Keenan Brock <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 01/25/1995 02:07:53
A few points and questions:

1 Someone mentioned that there was a hack out there that allowed a program to
use the hfs file system much like we use the ufs system from the mac.
Anyone know where I can get this code?
Also where do i get the HFS specific information... The low level stuff
that people like norton and macTools use.

2 If we want the bsd side to load from the mac partition, wouldn't it be
good to add disk drive support first.  If I install i'd like to do it from
disks rather than a hard drive.

3 Some one said it would be cool if macbsd was on cd-rom.  Well it is.  I
saw it mentioned somewhere on the codewarior cd.  I'll post information
when I find it.

4 Where is the filesystem drivers for the ufs file system stuff in the
source tree?  With this and the HFS hack it seems quite plausable to make
the bsd mini-kernel install not TOO hard.
If we want to support a ton of filesystems we can just look at the linux
code.  They suport hundreds.  We should support minux and ms-dos IMHO - no
flames on that oppinion please.

Keenan Brock