Subject: Re: questions about deprecated parts of struct statfs.
To: None <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/08/1995 00:28:15
   the f_type field of the statfs struct has been deprecated.  you need
   COMPAT_09 for it to be filled in.  i'm trying to add a '-t type'
   switch to df(1) and it could use this field very simply to do this.

   why was it `removed' ?

It was removed because the fixed type numbers are quite bogus, and
don't agree with LKMs very well.  There is a new field, f_fstypename,
which contains the name of the file system type in ASCII.