This package contains a CMS utility to format and/or partition disks
for Linux use. The package can be downloaded here.
For ECKD disks the label and VTOC tracks are in OS format and are the
same as created by the DASDFMT Linux command. The partitioning
information in the VTOC is the same as the information created by the
FDASD Linux command.
For FBA disks the label and VTOC blocks are in DOS/VSE format.
Both the ECKD and FBA disks can be accessed as a CMS file mode and the
VTOC information can be listed using the CMS LISTDS command using the
(EXTENT or (FORMAT options.
The files included in this VMARC file are:
LXFMT ASSEMBLE - The assemble file for the formatter - various aux and update files for above LXFMT TEXT - The text output from an HLASM assembly LXFSE ASSEMBLE - The assemble file for the file system error codes - various aux and update files for above LXFSE TEXT - The text output from an HLASM assembly LXMSG ASSEMBLE - The assemble file for the message text - various aux and update files for above LXMSG TEXT - The text output from an HLASM assembly LXFMT MODULE - The module created from the above text files LXFMT HELPCMS - LXFMT CMS help file LXASM EXEC - An exec that uses VMFHLASM to assemble LXFMT's parts LXFMT CNTRL - An assembly control file for the assembly LXFMT README - This document LXVMARC EXEC - Exec to build the LXFMT VMARC file LXFMT1 LXCONFIG - sample configuration file for defining partitions on ECKD disks
See the LXFMT HELPCMS file for the command format.
Any comments, suggestions or questions about LXFMT should be sent
This software is available at no charge under the terms
of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) as
available from the OSI(Open Software Initiative) website.