Old UNIX file system formats

Ken Wellsch kcwellsc at math.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Jan 1 10:20:11 AEST 1999

I didn't see mention of the flag "HUGE" WRT the V6 file format.
Now I may be being mislead from my memory of Venix 1.x which is
a derivative of V6 (while Venix 2.x is SysIII I think).  If the
HUGE bit is set in the i-node, then and only then is the 8th
index pointer treated as the indirection variety.  Thus 8 block
or less files I think are directly indexed.  -- Ken

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