Subject: Re: NetBSD file system details
To: Robert Cates <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/16/2005 13:05:53
On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Robert Cates wrote:

> can anybody tell me where I can find good, detailed, technical info
> about the file system(s) NetBSD uses (ELF I believe)?

The standard file system is the Berkeley Fast File System (FSS)
also known as UFS (UNIX file system).

Here are some docs:

(ELF is the executable and linking format -- see

>  I would like to
> compare the NetBSD file system with the EXT3 and ReiserFS from Linux, at
> a technical, possibly performance level.
> I don't suppose the NetBSD AMD64 platform file system is any different than the i386 platforms.  Or?

 Jeremy C. Reed

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