Subject: Re: Where/how is rootvp set in kernel initialisation?
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 09/21/2000 08:25:44
On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 09:52:58AM +1100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > 1) By implementing all the VFS stuff, it means that I can also read
> > any type of filesystem (e.g. ext2fs, lfs)
> libsa can already support multiple file systems. It already works with
> FFS and LFS. An EXT2 for libsa should be trivial.
But can it write? :-)
> > 2) If I ever get this stuff to work nicely on a 68k Mac, it can also
> > be used in the utilities that have to write to the filesystems
> > (the Installer) or newfs them (MkFs)
> The "Install from MacOS" tools should really die, actually.
I think we should keep it. I agree that we need NetBSD based tools, and
that they should be the default. But the "installer" is also a convenient
way to get files back and forth between MacOS and NetBSD. :-)