Re: [OT] HURD vs Linux/HURD

From: Miles Bader (
Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 23:52:57 EST

"Charles E. Youse" <> writes:
> > As far as I know, HURD is using ext2fs code. It should definitely be
> > called HURD/Linux. :-)
> My understanding is that theirs is a re-implementation of ext2, not a port.

I did the original port of ext2 to the hurd, and I definitely used the
linux code. Of course the lowest- and highest-level interfaces are all
different, so that code was replaced, but the most important `middle' part
that actually interprets the disk contents was largely the same code
(the separation is not actually so clean in practice, of course).

This is as it should be, I think...


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