Subject: Re: newfs/newlfs/newfs_msdos (was Re: Some LFS troubles)
To: None <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/11/1999 15:38:23
On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 11:44:47AM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:44:43 -0800 (PST) 
>  Konrad Schroder <> wrote:
>  > It counds good to me; my only concern would be that the fact that
>  > newfs_ffs is currently called `newfs' didn't cause any problems; since
>  > there are a lot more of them than options to mount(8).  Does the new
>  > newfs just pass on all its options besides fs-type to newfs_xxx, or do the
>  > options to newfs_ffs no longer directly work with newfs? 
> newfs should just be a link to newfs_ffs... and newfs_xxx for all other
> xxx should just be invoked manualls.

Wouldn't it be preferrable to be consistent?

Do you really want a set of filesystem admin programs that accept a
filesystem type and then, like, one program that doesn't?

mount -t lfs blah
fsck -t lfs blah


newfs_lfs blah


You could even have newfs default to ffs.

Side note: where do programs like tunefs go? Should tunefs_ffs exist
or is that silly?

Has anyone thought about {dump,restore}_{ffs,lfs,etc} and so on?
Kevin P. Neal                      

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