Subject: Re: NetBSD File System details/info
To: NetBSD netbsd-users <>
From: Robert Cates <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/20/2005 11:23:16
thanks, but what I'm asking is:

1. What are the various file systems a user can choose from?
2. Where is good, detailed, technical info/documentation on the various file 
3. Does anybody know of a source which compares the various file systems 
with the various Linux file systems, in terms of performance, etc.?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Petar Bogdanovic" <>
To: "NetBSD netbsd-users" <>
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: NetBSD File System details/info

> Hello,
> 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)?
> I'm not sure, if I've understood your question, but ELF (Executable and
> Linkable Format) is a binary-format, not a file system.
> If you use newfs(8) on NetBSD, you will get the FFS (FastFileSystem) by
> default.
> > I don't suppose the NetBSD AMD64 platform file system is any different
> > than the i386 platforms.  Or?
> Why should a file-system depend on a CPU-architecture?
> Petar