[Unix-jun72] Anyone working on V1 mkfs?

Warren Toomey wkt at tuhs.org
Fri May 2 13:51:31 AEST 2008

On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 05:21:54PM -1000, Tim Newsham wrote:
> >I gave up and decided to write mkfs from scratch :-)
> I did a little more research on the disks, and added my notes
> to the machine.txt file.  Included below.  Looks like we should
> be able to craft a tape image with a list of files and use the
> cold boot mechanism to initialize the rf0 disk (which has to be
> the root fs).  We may still want an mkfs for initializing an
> rf03 later.

Thanks for the notes Tim. In mkfs, I'm creating the free list, the inodes
and inode list, and the rootdir, along with adding entries to a dir. Next
up, adding files to the image. It will probably be testable in a few days.


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