File system software???

Juan Quintela quintela@REDACTED
Thu Jun 27 17:11:28 CEST 2002

>>>>> "joe" == Joe Armstrong <joe@REDACTED> writes:

joe> On 27 Jun 2002, Gordon Beaton wrote:
>> On 27 Jun 2002 08:53:56 GMT, Joe Armstrong wrote:
>> > Does anybody know of some software I can use for the following:
>> > 
>> >   - I want to create a simple file system *within* a bigger file
>> >   - I want this to be fast and in C
>> mkfs kan build a *real*, mountable filesystem using any ordinary file.
>> Typically you create a large, empty file with e.g. "dd" then specify
>> that file as the "device" argument to mkfs.

joe> yes I've  tried this but then you  have to mount the  container via a
joe> loopback device - and to mount it you must be root etc.

joe> I forgot to say in my original post that I didn't want to mount the
joe> container or to have to have special privileges to use it.

joe> I want to *manipulate* the container by a normal unprivileged
joe> user-land program.

What filesystem?  There is a libext2fs.a lib that lets you do that,
but it is for ext2/3 filesystems, I know that at least at some point
it worked in windows, that means that it should be very portable.

Later, Juan.

In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they 
are different -- Larry McVoy

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