Subject: Re: toolchain/33924: feature request: makefs(8) should output blocks used by each file
To: None <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/06/2006 09:04:56
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On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 10:20:00PM +0000, wrote:
  | If a file is split across several filesystem blocks,
  | say, blocks 8, 9 and 11, and we assume a fs block is
  | 4096 bytes (8 sectors), the file then occupies the
  | sectors 64-71, 72-79, and 88-95. The optimal output
  | format would have them already concatenated, so it
  | would look like this:
  | path/to/ourfile X 64 79 88 95
  | The 'X' here is some kind of separator, in case the
  | filenames contain spaces. It should be user-selectable.
  | (Or do you guys have a better idea?)

You could just use a space separator, and use the vis(3)
encoding already used by the mtree format for the filename.
(This format is used by the "-F specfile" makefs option)

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