[haiku-development] Re: Writing a filesystem driver

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:30:31 +0000

PulkoMandy <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm willing to learn a little more about haiku than just the boring
> localization part.

Completely understandable, and I hope you made it home in time for
school :-)

> I'd like to write a driver to read floppies (or floppies images) from
> my old Amstrad CPC. I have all the needed information on the
> filesystem structure, but I don't really know where to start...
> I know I have to write a physical layer to handle the floppy itself
> if
> I want so, but I should be able to work on imagefiles. I also have to
> write a filesystem add on, but no idea where to start. Which one
> should I look at to get an overview of how it's done ?

Of course, it doesn't matter if you continue François' floppy driver or
start with the file system first (to work on images as a start), but if
you start with file systems, I would suggest that you look at a simple
(possibly even read-only) file system like ext2, or cdda.


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