Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc/usr.sbin/makefs
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/29/2001 18:38:11
In article <20011029234315.A206@krishna>,
Bang Jun-Young <> wrote:
>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? 

Historically it has been mkproto I believe. It got removed from 4.4BSD
because it was AT&T proprietary.