[TUHS] retro-fuse project
will.senn at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 03:10:29 AEST 2021
On 2/22/21 10:41 AM, Jay Logue via TUHS wrote:
> Lately, I've been playing around in v6 unix and mini-unix with a goal
> of better understanding how things work and maybe doing a little
> hacking. As my fooling around progressed, it became clear that moving
> files into and out of the v6 unix world was a bit tedious. So it
> occurred to me that having a way to mount a v6 filesystem under linux
> or another modern unix would be kind of ideal. At the same time it
> also occurred to me that writing such a tool would be a great way to
> sink my teeth into the details of old Unix code.
> As I expected, this was a fun and very educational project to work
> on. It forced me to really understand what was going in the kernel
> (and to really pay attention to what Lions was saying). It also gave
> me a little view into what it was like to work on Unix back in the
> day. Hopefully someone else will find my little self-education
> project useful as well.
Yay! I for one, will appreciate this!
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