The original page maintained by Frank Gockel at the University of Duisburg.
Dmsdos has been written by Frank Gockel and Pavel Pisa. The dmsdos html pages were originally an excerpt from the ascii text documentation and have been improved by Jaroslav Fojtik.
There's also a Japanese DMSDOS homepage maintained by Takafumi NAKA.
Warning As there's no free documentation available about the inner workings of the CVFs (Compressed Volume Files) that the original software creates, dmsdos is the result from a lot of trial and error. What dmsdos does when reading and writing files may be awfully wrong according to the specification though it works in most cases.
There's no warranty. Use dmsdos completely at your own risk or don't use it at all. Make a full backup of your data before installing and using dmsdos to feel safe.
Currently it has been tested under Linux 2.0.29-36, and 2.1.80+ though
2.1.94 or newer is recommended. DMSDOS does not run with kernels
2.1.0 up to 2.1.79 and will never do so. It has also been reported to fail
under 2.0.0 so just avoid too old kernels, please. The recommended kernel is
2.2.3 since all known FAT layer bugs that are triggered by dmsdos have been
fixed in that kernel. For the 2.0 series, 2.0.36 is recommended, but please
read the installation notes for necessary bugfix patches (the dmsdos package
includes all the bugfix patches).
dmsdos-0.9.2.1 available (runs with late 2.0, late 2.1 and all 2.2 kernels) Since the amount of bug reports has significantly decreased up to now, that release is on its way to be called dmsdos 1.0 some day :))
Note that for kernels 2.2.13 and 2.2 14 a bugfix patch is needed (see the README file on the ftp server). This patch is not included in the dmsdos package yet so you must download it seperately :)
The CVF-FAT interface is currently under rewrite for kernel 2.3.99.
I hope to release dmsdos 0.9.2.3 with support for the new kernels soon.
A pre-release is under test (see here: Get the Source
If you want to work with the test release, please disable writable mmap (you can find it under dmsdos expert configuration -> misc options). Note that using the new code is currently dangerous - it's a test release, I already said this :) Avoid mmapping files (it crashes). Avoid using high memory configuration in kernel (it crashes with this dmsdos release). But if you know how to make things work better, please let me know, of course :))
file on the ftp server