Subject: Re: "tfs" and other filesystems with very short names
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/22/1998 11:56:09
On Tue, 22 Sep 1998, Alan Barrett wrote:

: > Added Files:
: > 	src/sys/lib/libsa: tfs.c tfs.h
: > Log Message:
: > Add `tfs', a USTAR-format FS, featuring fast floppy loads, 5% better
: > space efficiency, and (the real reason) multiple-volume files.
: Is it a good idea to add new filesystems with such short names?  We just
: went through a process of renameing "cfs" to "coda" because of a name
: clash.  I'd prefer to see see "tfs" renamed to "ustarfs" now, rather than
: wait for another name clash later.

More importantly, `tfs' is already a well known name for a filesystem that's
a lot like our `union': the Translucent File Service.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.