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SubjectRe: How to start to develop a filesystem ?
On Fri, Aug 11, 2000 at 02:40:38PM +0100, Tigran Aivazian wrote:
> Seriously though, the way to go is probably to print out sources of two
> filesystems: ramfs (fs/ramfs/inode.c) and minix (fs/minix/*.c +
> include/linux/minix*.h) and study their interaction with buffer cache and
> page cache and VFS. If you are brave and are not afraid of huge complexity
> of ext2 replace minix -> ext2 above.

I would disagree. ext2 is not large!

ext2: 4873 total
minix: 3065 total

and for those extra lines you get the most commonly used filesystem,
the one least likely to have bugs, and the most likely to do things the
Right Way as far as the VFS and VM are concerned.

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