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Google Code-in 2011 FreeBSD

Create a new section in the FreeBSD handbook's filesystem chapter about supported Linux filesystems

completed by: issyl0

mentors: Gavin Atkinson

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.