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Re: EFS and XFS file systems support

To: "Christopher W. Carlson" <carlson@heaven.newport.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: EFS and XFS file systems support
From: lm@neteng.engr.sgi.com (Larry McVoy)
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 14:09:27 -0700
Cc: lm@neteng.engr.sgi.com, Steve Alexander <sca@refugee.engr.sgi.com>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
At this point, since we are moving away from EFS, it is possible that we would 
be willing to donate a version of the EFS code to Linux.  I can probably get 
that cleared.  But someone else would have to do the port, I'm too busy.
If you find someone to do the port, let me know.

: On Apr 14,  1:47pm, Larry McVoy wrote:
: > Subject: Re: EFS and XFS file systems support
: > : I thought that there was a program available for Linux that would read EFS
: > : file systems, although I can't for the life of me remember the name.
: >
: > Nope.
: >
: > : >My biggest reason for wanting them supported is to access SGI CD ROMs.
: > :
: > : I think the better question is when will we start distributing CDs in a
: > : standard format...  Yeah, yeah, backward compatibility, I know ;->
: >
: > I agree with Steve.  Switch to iso9660.
: >-- End of excerpt from Larry McVoy
: 
: 
: Hey, I'd love to switch to iso9660.  Unfortunately, how do we read all
: the CDs that have already been generated?  For example all the free
: source code that has been generated on the Developer's Toolbox and
: stuff.  Also, after a linux kernel has been booted, it would be nice
: to mount SGI file systems.
: 
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