Subject: Re: Clean bit bits
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Waldi Ravens <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/1996 02:51:54
Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

>    No problem. When newdosfs(8) sets the number of reserved sectors to
>    2 instead of the usual 1, the second reserved sector can be used to
>    store timestamps and other usefull information (should of course be
>    protected by a magic number and checksum).
> This would not work with original MS-DOS created filesystems, possibly
> coexisting on a dual use harddisk or inserted into the floppy disk,
> would it?

No, it wouldn't, fsck would either always or never run on such
filesystems. But creating a new filesystem is not an extremely
complicated operation, is it?