From: Hans Aberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 29 2005 - 11:49:53 CST
On 27 Nov 2005, at 21:44, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Why doesn't the Unix boot block that describes the nature and
> content of the filesystem has no place to encode the encoding it uses?
I am speaking about a much lower level, where the files are just
stored on the disk. Typically, they are stored flatly and fragmented
in ways that are thought to be efficient with a complicated directory
system serving the emulation of a high level filesystem. Any higher
level function would need to have some information about what kind of
filesystem it is, of course. But I am not an expert on this stuff.
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