On Tue, Jun 20, 2000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> 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.

Thats one thing that has always bugged me too, but I was thinking about
fixing that after the fsck wrappers. Thinking in hindsight, it might be
easier to change ufs to ffs in the fsck wrapper right now, and then
once the wrapper is stable worry about moving ufs to ffs. I would rather
not have both happen right now, as doing ufs->ffs requires kernel
changes and userland (mount) changes.


Adrian Chadd                    Build a man a fire, and he's warm for the
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>            rest of the evening. Set a man on fire and
                                he's warm for the rest of his life.

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