Subject: Name for ext2fs filesystem ?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Manuel BOUYER <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/19/1997 19:09:50
I'm thinking about rewriting the ext2fs support for NetBSD (as ext2fs is
basically ffs without fragments, this should'nt be too complicated :)
because the existing support 1) is GPLed and 2) is buggy, and too ugly 
to be debugged (it is wrappers aroud the linux functions).
One problem is the name of this filesystem: should it be ext2, for
compatibility with linux, or ext2fs, for coherency with *BSD ?

I vote for ext2fs, with perhaps a link mount_ext2->mount_ext2fs, so
that linux users who don't know how to read a man page will not be

discussions can start here ...

Manuel Bouyer, MASI, Universite Paris VI.