Subject: Re: "tfs" and other filesystems with very short names
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/22/1998 16:17:53
Jason Thorpe writes:
> On Tue, 22 Sep 1998 08:49:18 +0000 (GMT) 
>  Alan Barrett <> wrote:
>  > 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.
> This is "libsa", not the kernel.  "tfs" is only in the boot blocks.

For now, yes, but maybe not always. Also, it is nice to keep a 1<->1
correspondence between kernel fs names and libsa names, and we may
have a tfs some day.