Subject: Re: Where/how is rootvp set in kernel initialisation?
To: Colin Wood <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/21/2000 16:16:31
Colin Wood <> writes:
> > that reminds me: is there some great technical hurdle standing in the
> > way of that?
> not that i know of.  the authors of the various GPL'd implementations
> might be better people to ask.  actually, i think that dr. bill and paul
> goyette might have been working on a more usable version at one point, but
> i don't quite remember now.

OK; just wondering.

> the biggest issue is most likely time and effort.  a lot of both will
> probably be needed.

yah.  8-)

> > IIRC, HFS (and MFS) were adequately described in the old Inside
> > Macintosh volumes (which i happen to own copies of -- before i found
> > this whole UNIX thing, i used to be a mac hacker 8-).
> are you volunteering chris? ;-P

No.  I could volunteer, but it wouldn't help either the work get done
or my credibility.  8-)