[TUHS] ancient unix filesystems

Warren Toomey wkt at minnie.tuhs.org
Mon May 6 11:00:45 AEST 2002

In article by Sven Dehmlow:
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> Hi,
> I'm currently working on an implementation of the Unix 6th Edition's 
> filesystem for Linux. I think earlier Unix filesystems should be very 
> similar to it. I would like to implement them, too, but I don't have 
> exact descriptions of them (for the 6th Edition I've the Lions Book; 
> there is not much about the actual filesystem architecture in it, but 
> it should be enough - together with the code ;-).
> Please send me descriptions, specifications and everything else 
> you've about the early Unix filesystems. Also filesystem images are 
> very welcome as I can use them to test my implementation.
> My e-mail account can only handle attachments <3000KB. Please 
> compress or split the files if they are bigger than 3000KB.
> Thank you
> Sven

Sven, you might want to look at this:

  From: Stuart Norris <norris at euler.mech.eng.usyd.edu.au>

 I have hacked together a version of a Unix 5th (and 6th) 
 Edition filesystem for Linux. It is read only, and was written for 
 Linux 2.0 on an x86 and so will require a little work to install on
 other systems and newer kernels, but it is fun to be able to mount 
 old disk images.


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