In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Anatoly Vorobey writes:
>On Mon, Jun 19, 2000 at 01:42:33PM +0200, Adrian Chadd wrote:
>> * the rest of the system treats ffs filesystems as "ufs". Besides the
>>   fact that I dislike this, I decided against the NetBSD way of
>Isn't it time, anyway, to fix this? This legacy dates from long
>time ago; e.g. the log message in the kernel code which declares
>the ffs module (it reads: `` Call ffs ``ufs'' for the benefit of poor, 
>confused user-land programs. '') dates to September '94.
>Are there any arguments against changing the filesystem type name to
>'ffs' in the kernel and in the userland? If not, I'll volunteer to
>find all kernel/userland uses I can and provide a diff.

The correct way to do this is to make it accept both for some
limited time, and then warn about the obsolete for a few months,
then discontinue it.

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