[openbeos] The time has arrived. :P :)

  • From: "Bruno G. Albuquerque" <bga@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 22:16:13 EST (-0300)

Hey guys, this is an official request from the OpenBFS Team. OpenBFS is 
now in a stage where it is almost feature complete and it can be 
actually be used for testing purposes.

What to expect:

1 - Full read/write support for file/directories (only some minor stuff 
2 - Full attribute support.
3 - Full index maintainance support.
4 - Queries.

What is missing:

1 - Journaling.
2 - Live queries.

As I said above, it is in a state it can be tested. It is not complete 
by any chance and, specially, it is not tested. It *CAN* (and probably 
will) get you to KDL and as it does not have any journaling in place 
data in the partition mounted using it can get corrupted. This is not 
for the faint of heart. :)

How to test it?

Get the sources from CVS (I won't explain how, look in the OpenBeOS 
pages for an explanation), open a Terminal window, "cd" to the BeFS dir 
and type "make" (without quotes, of course).

If everything goes right, a binary file called obfs will be in the 
obj.x86 dir. Just copy it to "~/config/add-ons/kernel/file_systems".

To mount a partition usign it, unmount it (if it is currently mounted, 
of course) and use the "mount" command line tool to mount the partition 
as obfs ("mount -t obfs /path/to/partition/or/image/file /path/to/

Then just start copying files, deleting files, creating attributes, 
removing them, anything you can think of. Your mission is to crash it. 

Any bug reports/suggestions should be posted to openbfs-develop@bug-


-Bruno (OpenBFS Team Lead)

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