Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/usr.sbin/makefs
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/29/2001 23:43:15
On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 10:46:22AM +0300, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> Module Name:	basesrc
> Committed By:	lukem
> Date:		Fri Oct 26 07:46:22 UTC 2001
> Update of /cvsroot/basesrc/usr.sbin/makefs
> In directory
> Log Message:
> makefs - create a file system image from a directory tree.
> It doesn't need any special privileges or kernel devices.
> Only ffs image creation is supported at this time, although makefs has been
> designed to allow the addition of other file system formats by writing new
> back-ends.
> This program was designed & implemented by Luke Mewburn of Wasabi Systems.

Thanks for good work! :)

BTW, IMHO, the name 'makefs' is a bit confusing, since it implicits
it's used to create new file system on disk as traditional 'mkfs' does.
So, how about renaming it to 'mkfsimage', 'makefsimg', or something
other that has more appropriate meaning for its purpose? 


Bang Jun-Young <>