New version of IFS uploaded to Sunsite and tsx-11

New version of IFS uploaded to Sunsite and tsx-11

Post by Werner Almesberg » Mon, 16 Aug 1993 05:42:42

I've uploaded a new version of the kernel-based Inheriting File System
(IFS) to
The file is named ifs.5.tar.gz

(Note: its size has to be 22304 bytes. There was a corrupt version for
 a few hours on both sites, which had a size of 25755 bytes. If you've
 downloaded it, please get the new version. Sorry for the inconvenience.)

This is a maintenance release that fixes several bugs in version 4.

Note that smount has changed. If you have an older version of smount,
you have to replace it in order to use IFS 5.

IFS allows one to mount a "pack" of file systems, where "upper" file
systems inherit files from the "lower" layers. Changes are performed
only on the top level file system. IFS is similar to Sun's TFS.

IFS is still experimental. It can be added to 0.99pl11, ALPHA 0.99pl12
and possibly also to 0.99pl10 kernels.

I've attached the CHANGES file.

- Werner

---------------------------------- CHANGES ------------------------------------

Changes from version 4 to version 5

  - fixed hang when trying to access inherited devices
  - fixed ftruncate bug
  - protected mount data structure by a magic number
  - added mount option "cache" to enable naive caching (undocumented and
  - removed bogus warning when reading a socket inode
  - several minor bug fixes




1. at-2.6 uploaded to tsx-11 and sunsite


I've just uploaded version 2.6 of my at(1) package for running commands
at a certain time to tsx-11 and sunsite.  This version fixes a one - day
offset bug in certain dates and offers some better configuration.

Here's the lsm entry to tell you about it:

Title        = at
Version      = at-2.6
Desc1        = At is an implementation of at(1) for running commands at
Desc2        = a specified time.  It now features times such as
Desc3        = at now + 10 minutes or at tomorrow 3:00 pm.
Author       = Thomas Koenig

Maintainer   = Thomas Koenig

Site1        =
Path1        = /pub/linux/sources/usr.bin/
File1        = at-2.6.tgz
FileSize1    = 25989
Site2        =
Path2        = /pub/Linux/system/Daemons
File2        = at-2.6.tgz
FileSize2    = 25989
Required1    = crond
CopyPolicy1  = GNU Copyleft

Comment2     = routines for 2.0; many thanks to him!
Entered      = 28FEB94
EnteredBy    = Thomas Koenig

The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double
logarithmic diagram.

2. egcs vs. gcc-2.95

3. xcolorsel(was xpalette) uploaded to, tsx-11 and sunsite

4. setuid scripts disallowed ?

5. at-2.6a uploaded to tsx-11 and sunsite

6. Apache <VirtualHost> going wild.

7. uucp-1.05.tgz uploaded to tsx-11 and sunsite

8. Word-processors and "Quick-Time" for Linux?

9. Xearth binaries uploaded to sunsite and tsx-11.

10. FIPS v1.1 partition splitter uploaded to sunsite and tsx-11

11. NEWSPAK-1.7 uploaded to sunsite and tsx-11

12. XConquer 5.5.1a binaries uploaded to sunsite and tsx-11

13. FIPS 0.9 uploaded to sunsite and tsx-11