I do believe that I've been somewhat unclear. What I would hope
to find is :
Documentation of On-disk Per-partition storage layout
of file lookup and maintainance structures for reiserfs.
> >I would be very happy for directions to it in this case.
> >Reason? I want to know if the root file system that I my self is
Correction, Should be: File system for root mountable partitions.
> >about to develop perhaps is already implemented to some extent in
> >any existing root FS:s ?
same correction here.
> What is a root filesystem? (I am accustomed to the term as describing
> what the OS uses for storing the semantic layer's root directory).
I do not have a CS - convention, or Unix background, so I am a bit
unfamiliar with terms like "semantic layer's root directory"
I am a "learn by doing" type of guy, and up to now it has worked out
There seems to be a lot of discrepancies when it comes to
defining what a "file system" really is. I often find that the
term is used with widely different meanings, depending on who
you are actually talking to, and also in what context it is used.
I believe that the developers at www.oss.sgi, as well as the JFS
developers hosted at IBM, use the term: "root file system" to make
A. It is a Unix type of file system, that can be used as "/"
at boot, i e a system "magically" mountable root partition.
B. The file system occupies a Local mountable disk partition,
and is acessible via the Unix mount command.
C. The file system is used for file access, and maintainance of
On-disk file-lookup hierarchies, such as one or more
Superblocks, File allocation scheemes ( f ex allocation group
descriptors,block and inode bitmap tables, as well as inodes )
and Directory files ( ext2fs or FFS )
I hope that this makes a bit more sense to you.
Thank you for taking time with me, all the same
I'm happy for any further direction.
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