[Unix-jun72] Anyone working on V1 mkfs?
brad at heeltoe.com
Fri May 2 10:33:35 AEST 2008
Warren Toomey wrote:
>We're going to need a filesystem. Is anybody working on tools to make one?
>If not, I might start work on a mkfs for V1.
The kernel sources can built with "cold = 1" to build the root file
system on the RF disk.
It almost works now - it writes a bunch of blocks but not the directory
blocks (yet); something is now quite right but I'm pretty sure it can
be worked out.
The hardware bootstrap process is in the man pages - it looks somewhat
rational. I have not studied it but I think the fun part will be making
a dectape image which has the binaries to be populated.
It all looked possible when I scanned it the other day.
Having said all that, having a working mkfs would be would be very handy
and would make setting up a boot disk much easier!
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