Re: Status of FAT CVF?

From: OGAWA Hirofumi (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 12:32:52 EST

Andreas Dilger <> writes:

> On Jun 11, 2002 21:38 -0700, Alan wrote:
> > What is the status of fat_cvf in 2.4.x? Is the code abandoned?
> > Supported? Working? Not working? Pining for the fnords?
> >
> > I have an old drive I am trying to get data off of and mounting the
> > compressed partition via loopback does something strange. The mount
> > point shows no files, but "df" shows the correct amount for data used.
> > (The compressed DriveSpace 3.x partition does contain data.)
> >
> > Not urgent. (I can get the data other ways.) Just wanting to know how
> > bad it is before I start wading into the code.
> There was a patch posted last week to l-k which basically removed CVF
> support from the kernel entirely, because it was totally non-functional.

I got direct email about it. Then he said, he ports and uses dmsdos on
2.4. And I asked if he can port dmsdos to 2.5 or not. So, currently
that patch is pending.

Witek, can you post a patch of dmsdos for 2.4?

OGAWA Hirofumi <>
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