[TUHS] Fwd: Choice of Unix for 11/03 and 11/23+ Systems

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Wed Sep 30 17:58:05 CDT 2020

    > From: Liam Proven

    > Would the x86-32 "reimplementation" of v6 UNIX be able to mount and/or
    > read-write such filesystems?

No, it looks like it uses a different fie-system layout.

Besides; there's not much point: the big adantage of using V6 is that one can
use the V6 tool-chain to prepare Mini-Unix binaries; XV6 wouldn't allow
that. If all one wants to do is get files in or out, there's already a program
(compilable with gcc, that uses Standard I/O) to read files out of a V6
filesystem. If there was any good need, it could be extended to write
(although that would be non-trivial).


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