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Re: volume header fs...

To: Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>
Subject: Re: volume header fs...
From: "William J. Earl" <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 21:41:21 -0700
Cc: SGI Linux <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.980711182315.8181A-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca>
References: <Pine.LNX.3.95.980711182315.8181A-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Alex deVries writes:
 > 
 > What is on a volume header file system?  Is it EFS or something else?
 > 
 > I was thinking about writing such a driver so we could easily put Linux
 > kernels there. 

     It is a very simple flat file system, hardly deserving the name.
The directory is a list of name and (single) extent descriptors.  I don't
have the format ready to hand, but I can look it up if it isn't obvious
from dumping the first few blocks of the volume header (the first few
blocks of the disk).

  

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