Re: Minix filesystem.

Ulrich Windl (
Fri, 17 May 1996 10:00:21 +0200

On 14 May 96 at 16:34, Simon Josefsson wrote:

> Should the minix file-system really be defaulted to yes in the configuration?
> The says "Everyone should say Y or M so that they are
> able to read this common floppy format" -- perhaps change it to something like
> ""Minix is a common floppy format, say Y or M if you think you have use for
> it""? Many people doesn't use the floppy all that often -- and it isn't so
> diffucult to say Y if you want to use it on a ram-disk.
> If the is correct, the minix-filesystem enlarges the
> kernel with 25KB -- imho that alone is enough to make it default to No.
> "Lets all kill this one, just say N" would probably generate to much flames for
> me to handle, so i'm not going to mention that one.. ;)

Somehow you can stuff more on a minix floppy than on an ext2 floppy.
Maybe that's the point for the past. Compressed ramdisk may change
things now.

> // JaS