|tristate "System V/Xenix/V7/Coherent file system support"
|depends on BLOCK
|SCO, Xenix and Coherent are commercial Unix systems for Intel
|machines, and Version 7 was used on the DEC PDP-11. Saying Y
|here would allow you to read from their floppies and hard disk
|If you have floppies or hard disk partitions like that, it is likely
|that they contain binaries from those other Unix systems; in order
|to run these binaries, you will want to install linux-abi which is
|a set of kernel modules that lets you run SCO, Xenix, Wyse,
|UnixWare, Dell Unix and System V programs under Linux. It is
|available via FTP (user: ftp) from
|NOTE: that will work only for binaries from Intel-based systems;
|PDP ones will have to wait until somebody ports Linux to -11 ;-)
|If you only intend to mount files from some other Unix over the
|network using NFS, you don't need the System V file system support
|(but you need NFS file system support obviously).
|Note that this option is generally not needed for floppies, since a
|good portable way to transport files and directories between unixes
|(and even other operating systems) is given by the tar program ("man
|tar" or preferably "info tar"). Note also that this option has
|nothing whatsoever to do with the option "System V IPC". Read about
|the System V file system in
|Saying Y here will enlarge your kernel by about 27 KB.
|To compile this as a module, choose M here: the module will be called
|If you haven't heard about all of this before, it's safe to say N.