[haiku-development] Re: Learning about file systems

  • From: "Stephan Assmus" <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:05:38 +0200

Hi,

"Emil Ahlbäck" <e.ahlback@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My name is Emil and I'm a newcomer to Haiku, although I've been a fan for
> a
> few years. I'm currently learning C++ with prior (yet a poor) experience
> with C. While studying I've been dreaming and planning projects in my
> head,
> and recently I've been coming back to file systems for some reason. So
> I've
> been reading "Practical file system design" a bit, and I've absorbed some
> information. I'm thinking that BeFS is quite advanced and that another
> file
> system would fit better as "a first file system"...?

Welcome!

> I've read about FAT16/FAT32's design and it seems "simple". Would this be
> a
> great place to start? Actually, any pointers as to where I should start
> off
> would be very helpful. Currently I'm
> browsing add-ons/kernel/file_systems/fat/fat.c and I seem to be
> understanding a little of it, but the source file isn't exactly documented
> and there's a lot of details I don't understand even the slightest bit.
> 
> So, any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

What is it that you need pointers for? In another words, what is it that you 
want to change or improve in the FAT filesystem add-on?

Best regards,
-Stephan

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