Subject: Re: More than just the compiler, the FS tools ...
To: Andrew Cagney <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/07/1997 12:13:13
On Fri, 7 Feb 1997, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> In the longer term, however, I suggest that it would be a good strategy
> to steer the FS tools in a direction that allowed them to be built and
> used on foreign hosts.
Most certainly - 'disklabel' currently has code that installs
bootblocks on some (i396) architectures. I think this has been
described as 'just plain wrong'.
The first stage that needs to be done is splitting out the
disklabel handling code from the ports - so I can for example
mount a SunOS disk on a NetBSD/i386 machine. Before that
happens we need to cope with big/little endian ffs on a given
Actually, from my viewpoint just being about to mount a DOS
formatted Jaz disk on my NetBSD/sparc box would be real nice, but
I'm upgrading to current in preparation for poking around at that
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