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SubjectRe: FS callback routines
On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 11:12:24PM +0000, Michael D. Crawford wrote:

[snipped a lot of sane opinions]
> While Be, Inc.'s implementation is closed-source, the design of the
> BFS (_not_ "befs" as it is sometimes called) is explained in Practical
> File System Design with the Be File System by Dominic Giampolo, ISBN
> 1-55860-497-9. Dominic has since left Be and I understand works at
> Google now.

The reason why BFS is often referred to as BeFS, is that there is a
another file-system, far older than Be's filesystem AFAIK, called BFS;
the SCO Unixware Boot File System, which is already supported in the
Linux-kernel. Hence the misnomer BeFS. I think we should keep it that
way to avoid confusion... After all, BeFS does indicate pretty well what
file-system we mean, and other alternatives, such as be_bfs, or renaming
SCO BFS to sco_bfs or similar feels awkward.


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