Re: efs filesystems

Vince Weaver (
Tue, 9 Sep 1997 16:03:02 -0400 (EDT)

> i've some IRIX cdroms data in efs filesystems, and need them under linux
> how can i do that ?
> Millions thanx for any help

try the bottom of this page for the efsmod package, a loadable module that
will let you read efs in Linux 2.0.x

I have used it successfully on Linux 2.0.27-Linux 2.0.30. [Mounting the
quad speed IDE drive on the Intel Box using NFS was faster than the local
SCSI single-speed drive on the SGI Box].

Note this won't work on 2.1.x with all the dcache changes.

For that you might have to look into the SGI Linux project
(, because I assume they will have some sort of efs
driver for Linux eventually.


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