Subject: Re: NetBSD File System details/info
To: Robert Cates <email@example.com>
From: Ben Collver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/20/2005 06:09:21
1. fstab(5) from NetBSD 2.0
The system currently supports these filesystems:
adosfs an AmigaDOS filesystem
cd9660 an ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem
ext2fs an implementation of the Linux ``Second Extended
fdesc an implementation of /dev/fd
ffs a local UNIX filesystem
filecore a filesystem for RISC OS
kernfs various and sundry kernel statistics
lfs a log-structured file-system. Currently does not work.
mfs a local memory-based UNIX filesystem
msdos an MS-DOS ``FAT filesystem''
nfs a Sun Microsystems compatible ``Network File System''
ntfs a filesystem used by Windows NT. Still experimental.
null a loop-back filesystem, allowing parts of the system to be
overlay a demonstration of layered filesystems.
portal a general filesystem interface, currently supports TCP and
procfs a local filesystem of process information
swap a disk partition to be used for swapping and paging
umap a user and group re-mapping filesystem.
union a translucent filesystem
2. Other than the source code and the man pages, see:
/usr/share/doc/smm/05.fastfs and 06.nfs
3. I don't.
On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:23:16AM +0200, Robert Cates wrote:
> 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 systems?
> 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" <email@example.com>
> To: "NetBSD netbsd-users" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 9:47 AM
> Subject: Re: NetBSD File System details/info
> >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
> >> 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?