Subject: Re: "tfs" and other filesystems with very short names
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/22/1998 17:31:55 (Greg A. Woods) writes:
> Of course if you look at the various sbin/mount_* directories in the
> user-land source:

and 'MNT_*' names, which should correspond directly.

These are the 'real' names of the file systems, the directory names
are not.

> If I were in my own universe and cared not for history I'd rename all
> the directories and symbol names in the kernel to have the "fs" suffix
> [ ... ]

at least for directory names, i think there's something to be said


i.e. all fses live in a single directory, and _don't_ have an 'fs'

> [Yes the "fs" suffix is redundant when you know you're dealing with
> filesystems, but "mount_n" and "mount_f", etc. or "fs/n" and "fs/f" look
> pretty funny, at least to me.]

funny how opinions differ...

Chris Demetriou - -
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