File system software???

Joe Armstrong <>
Fri Jun 28 17:25:12 CEST 2002


On 27 Jun 2002, Juan Quintela wrote:

> >>>>> "joe" == Joe Armstrong <> 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.


 Thanks - this is looking good

 /Joe





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