Re: Why minix for root.bin?
email@example.com (Ben Pfaff) writes:
> Is there a good reason that we use a minix filesystem for root.bin? I
> don't know of any fundamental reason that we couldn't use ext2; I've
> put ext2 filesystems on floppies before without trouble. Changing
> from minix to ext2 would allow us to drop minix support from the boot
> floppy kernel, moving it to the modules disk.
> Moving minix off the boot floppy kernel would save about 13k,
> compressed. This is looking more and more valuable.
Seems ok to me. I believe some root.bin architectures already use
ext2fs. It'd be best if they were all consistent, IMHO. Also,
remember to tweak out the idode and 'root-only' allocation stuff for
optimal ext2fs space.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>