Re: Does ufs really work?

David S. Miller (
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 13:59:01 -0700

Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 10:43:09 -0500
From: "Andrew C. Esh" <>

Is there development going on which will provide us with a driver
which can deal with Solaris 2.4, 2.5, and 2.5.1 disks? Not just
partitions, or filesystems. I would like to be able to install a
Solaris disk in my PC and get Linux to mount it. I have a real need
to be doing interesting things to such disks with cheap old PC
hardware. We have a lot of both of them.

The SparcLinux project is working towards such a goal, our code
intends to eventually both read and write any endian UFS partition
from any endian Linux machine.

You probably want to follow those efforts and offer to do some testing
for the SparcLinux developers.

Yow! 233 microsecond remote host TCP latency ---- beat that
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