January 28, 2010
Currently in: Changable
Next destination: Unknown
April 16, 2009
Recovering from: Fencing World Championships
Next destination: Israel
Developing: More parallel compilers
September 3, 2008
Recovering from: Discworld Convention
Next destination: Florida
June 3, 2008
Returning from: Israel
I don't really know. I had no particular reason for writing it. I have no use for it. I've never used LynxOS, and I don't plan to. I think I just did it just to prove that I could.
This filesystem driver was written using the excellent guide to practical file system design which, although written with reference to the Be file system, describes enough of the BSD FFS structure to be applicable to LynxFS, which is nearly identical.
I'm pretty sure the driver works fine. It's read-only. I could probably implement read-write support, but I don't think I would find it interesting. Patches welcome, of course. If it doesn't work for you, please email me, and I'll fix it, there are naturally a number of things I'm not too sure about.
The driver was implemented entirely by intelligent guesswork. I don't have any way of creating LynxOS filesystems, so I can't do any extended testing. However, with all that, I'm pretty sure the code works, and will be fine.
I get email about every 3 months, which reads, "OH HALP, TEH S**T IS IN TEH FAN, CAN UR DRIVER HALP US???!!" and following emails explain that the author doesn't know Linux or C, and apparently can't read documentation. Many of these authors apparently work for data recovery companies. If this is you, please learn Linux, learn C, or mail a cheque. Any of the above will make you easier to help. If you're trying to resell my free help to your paying customer, skip the first two options and just mail a cheque.