Create a new section in the FreeBSD handbook's filesystem chapter about supported Linux filesystems FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 120 hrs Mentors: Gavin Atkinson Tags: documentation, sgml, FreeBSD

Task Description

FreeBSD supports a number of filesystems that are also regularly seen on Linux, but these are currently not documented in the FreeBSD handbook's filesystem chapter. A new subchapter named "Linux filesystems" or similar is to be created and the following supported filesystems should be put there in separate subsections:

The sections on each of these filesystems don't necessarily have to be big, but should describe at least:

  • a brief description
  • a few characteristics
  • how it can be used/mounted in FreeBSD (usage examples can be taken from the man pages)

These sections can then be extended by the FreeBSD community once this task is complete (that's why the initial sections don't have to be big). You can find most of the information you'll need when describing these filesystems in the man pages linked above. Wikipedia and a search on the web can also provide information, but keep it focused on FreeBSD.

Task Requirements

Students are encouraged to use a FreeBSD system like our VirtualBox image to test the procedures, but can also use the information available online.

Please read before accepting this task, as it contains further details on what this task consists of, as well as providing useful information on how to obtain the page source and how to proceed with the task.

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
handbook-linuxfilesystems.diff 3.9 KB December 22 2011 18:21 UTC
issyl0 on December 16 2011 20:15 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Benedict Reuschling on December 17 2011 12:45 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to issyl0. You have 120 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Melange on December 22 2011 12:45 UTC Initial Deadline passed

Melange has detected that the initial deadline has passed and it has set the task status to ActionNeeded. The student has 24 hours to submit the work before the task is reopened and sent back to the pool for other students to claim.

issyl0 on December 22 2011 18:21 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Gavin Atkinson on December 22 2011 21:33 UTC Task Closed

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