Subject: Re: Is anybody working on supporting OS/2's HPFS file system?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Holger Veit <Holger.Veit@gmd.de>
Date: 01/11/1995 16:13:08
> Hi! Is anybody working on supporting OS/2 Warp's HPFS file system, such that I
> can use mount command to mount the OS/2 partition and perform usual file
> Thanks in advance
I doubt so, as IBM hasn't released the detailed information on the structure
and the algorithm used to allocate and write blocks on, as well as fsck'ing
the HPFS. There is a HPFS-Readonly driver for Linux available - reading
is easier. You could take it as a possibly unreliable, reference how to
write a similar FS driver for *BSD (BTW: hasn't this been done already
at least for FreeBSD some time ago, or am I wrong?)
There are shareware drivers for DOS that allow writing, but I
think they have been reverse-engineered from the OS/2 IFS driver.
Eventually some far time in the future, I'll write the inverse thing,
an UFS.IFS for OS/2.
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