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+This is the implementation of the SystemV/Coherent filesystem for Linux.
+It implements all of
+ - Xenix FS,
+ - SystemV/386 FS,
+ - Coherent FS.
+This is version beta 4.
+To install:
+* Answer the 'System V and Coherent filesystem support' question with 'y'
+ when configuring the kernel.
+* To mount a disk or a partition, use
+ mount [-r] -t sysv device mountpoint
+ The file system type names
+ -t sysv
+ -t xenix
+ -t coherent
+ may be used interchangeably, but the last two will eventually disappear.
+Bugs in the present implementation:
+- Coherent FS:
+ - The "free list interleave" n:m is currently ignored.
+ - Only file systems with no filesystem name and no pack name are recognized.
+ (See Coherent "man mkfs" for a description of these features.)
+- SystemV Release 2 FS:
+ The superblock is only searched in the blocks 9, 15, 18, which
+ corresponds to the beginning of track 1 on floppy disks. No support
+ for this FS on hard disk yet.
+Please report any bugs and suggestions to
+ Bruno Haible <haible@ma2s2.mathematik.uni-karlsruhe.de>
+ Pascal Haible <haible@izfm.uni-stuttgart.de>
+ Krzysztof G. Baranowski <kgb@manjak.knm.org.pl>
+Bruno Haible