RE: Filesystem support (and wondering about current projects ,and a crash)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: OKUJI Yoshinori [mailto:email@example.com]
> From: Gordon Matzigkeit <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > If OKUJI says he is working on VT support in Mach, I would assume it
> > means he's doing it because there are other benefits as well. If not,
> > then I would assume it is not high on his priority list, and that he
> > won't bother doing it if somebody makes VTs available in some other
> > way.
> I said I would support VT in gnumach, just because Linux console
> driver has VT support. There is no reason that I must omit VT code
> from the driver. If the benefit were only VT support, I would not want
> to port it to gnumach.
I of course am new - but I do notice a lot of linux code being used in
Hurd.. is this code permanent or is it expected to be changed to more
'native' code later?
> That's right. I think the top priority is that we encourage more
> volunteers to help the development. ;-)
Right, which makes me think you are trying to graft large volumes of Linux
code in to attract people who would then be able to modify the code to fit
better into Hurd and its philosophy. Which is actually how it probably
should be done anyway.
But then again I haven't looked at this code at all, so I don't want to make
it sound like I looked at it and was like 'ugh! hack!' or anything.
I am interested in knowing if anyone is working on any of the following
areas, so I can decide if I would like to:
-FAT 16/32 and VFAT support (something like ext2fs or isofs from what I
understand, not like mtools - I am not even sure mtools supports Fat32)
-CD extensions support - I saw that rockridge is supported, but nothing like
Joliet (which is unfortunately what half of my CDs are written with,
including the CD I saved the debian Hurd packages on)
Oh yes, I did have a crash yesterday, while running dpkg. First of all for
some reason dpkg would not work without me overriding the architecture (i386
instead of Hurd-i386, or vice versa, I forget), and then I crashed when I
was trying to install all of the devel packages - it was on
libc-0.2-debug... I think, which makes me think it just required too much
memory and died - I have 128 Megs, no swap.