[OpenAFS] Re: openafs does not put a [correct] value in fsinfo.f_type?

Steve Simmons scs@umich.edu
Wed, 27 Dec 2006 14:10:14 -0500

On Dec 25, 2006, at 6:49 PM, Derrick J Brashear wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Dec 2006, Adam Megacz wrote:
>> Marcus Watts <mdw@umich.edu> writes:
>>> #1 - what is the process to get a "real" linux filesystem type  
>>> number
>>> assigned?
>>> 	Ask the Linux Standards Committee.
>> (No such entity)
>> Actually I think you just make one up and advertise it widely.
> And then people who hate you use it for something else and change  
> the license on their interface and....

<*chuckle*> So as a reducto ad absurdum argument, I can assume this  
means there are no actual linux filesystem type numbers because it's  
impossible to get agreement. As Descarte didn't say, "I think not." </ 

Since it clearly is possible and there's a minor shitload of them out  
there, it must be doable. On the other hand, in spite of Marcus'  
comments about asking the right question, it's not at all clear what  
the right question is.  Derricks comment above leads me to believe  
there's history here that clearly isn't known to all. So before the  
rest of us who think having a fs_type is a good thing go out and  
start spinning our wheels, can some of you gatekeepers do a history  
dump for us?