Subject: Re: fsck,newfs,dumpfs,fsdb as host tools
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 06/11/2005 04:22:47
In article <>,
Jason Thorpe  <> wrote:
>On Jun 10, 2005, at 1:48 PM, Darrin B.Jewell wrote:
>> I have patches to build fsck, newfs, dumpfs and fsdb as host tools
>> which I would like to commit.  They are primarily useful for cross
>> host testing and debugging.
>Might as well throw tunefs in there, as well.
>> Does anyone mind?  Should I enable these with MKMAINTAINERTOOLS or
>> inroduce another similar variable?
>Seems like a reasonable idea, especially useful for embedded systems  
>work.  I would also say do the msdos versions of these tools, as well.
>Maybe have a MKFSTOOLS that defaults to YES but that people can set  
>to NO if they wish.

I like the idea, but why default it to YES? The majority of people will
never use them.