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Amiga Quick File System Makes Minor Comeback In New Linux Kernel

Amiga Fast File System Makes Minor Comeback In New Linux Kernel



The Amiga Quick File System (AFFS) is making a minor comeback within the new model of the Linux kernel. The Register reviews: As famous by chief penguin Linus Torvalds in his weekly state-of-the-kernel report, a change to AFFS popped up amongst what he described as a group of “the same old suspects” in new submissions to the kernel during the last week. The Amiga was forward of its time, however is now largely a curiosity. Nevertheless Suse developer David Sterba has seen that “The essential permission bits (safety bits in AmigaOS) have been damaged in Linux’ AFFS – it could solely set bits, however by no means delete them. Additionally, opposite to the documentation, the Archived bit was not dealt with.”

“Let’s repair this for good, and set the bits such that Linux and traditional AmigaOS can coexist in probably the most peaceable method,” he added. Torvalds seems to have agreed inasmuch as Sterba’s code has made it into rc4 of model 5.9 of the Linux kernel. Torvalds stated that whereas rc4 is an enormous launch — he rated it as “bigger than ordinary” — it is nonetheless “nicely throughout the regular vary, and never one thing I am going to lose any sleep over.”

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