Mike Chirico on 18 Sep 2004 12:05:03 -0000

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[PLUG] Filesystem or File system

If you want to examine or play around with a new filesystem,
you might want to checkout the following article:


I shows you how to build a filesystem from a file, so you do not
need any new hardware. The article will walk you through each step,
so if you have never created a filesystem, then, this will guide

If you want to become an expert, examine and learn about the
superblock, this is a safe, contained way to do it.

OK, different topic. Is it FILESYSTEM or FILE SYSTEM?

If you look at http://www.namesys.com/ (the reiserfs home page)
it as one word -- filesystem.  Also if you look at the kernel
source in Documentation "filesystem" is used 641 times in the
text of the documentation and "file system" is used 147.

Also, http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/Filesystems-HOWTO-1.html
and some other links use filesystem as on word.

I have always written it as two words; but, since I see it
used so often as one word, I used it as one word for this
article. Plus, I liked the innovation of Reiserfs. Since
they used this as one word I stuck with it.

Regardless, I think you might like the article.

Mike Chirico
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