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Re: Lost file-system story
> > Linux ext2 is not a Unix-based filesystem and Linux itself is not a
> > Unix-based kernel.
> It's about as Unix-based as NetBSD is. Unless you mean something
> strange by "Unix-based" - what _do_ you mean by it?
I'm guessing that the point is that ext2 is a scaled-up
re-implementation of minix-fs, which itself is a scaled-down
re-implementaion of v7-fs. NetBSD's ffs is probably more directly based
on CSRG code.
In this roundabout fashion the Linux people arrived at a filesystem that
is feature-wise very similar to ffs, but without being on-disk
compatible. Rather a missed chance, I'd say.
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\X/ rhialto/at/xs4all.nl -- can't be childish sometimes. -The 4th Doctor
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