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     mkfs_udfs - construct a udfs file system

     mkfs  -F  udfs   [generic_options]   [-o   specific_options]
     raw_device_file [size]

     This  is  the  universal  disk  format  file  system  (udfs)
     -specific module of the mkfs command. mkfs constructs a udfs
     file system with a root directory.

     See mkfs(1M) for the list of supported generic_options.

     The following options are supported:

     -o specific_options     Specify  a   udfs-specific   option.
                             Specify  udfs  file  system specific
                             options in  a  comma-separated  list
                             with   no   intervening  spaces.  If
                             invalid  options  are  specified,  a
                             warning  message  is printed and the
                             invalid options are ignored.

                             The following  specific_options  are


                                 Print the file system parameters
                                 without  actually  creating  the
                                 file system.


                                 Specify the label to be  written
                                 into  the  volume  header struc-
                                 tures.  Specify  string  as  the
                                 name  of the label. If string is
                                 not specified, a default  string
                                 is  generated  in  the  form  of

     The following operands are supported:

     raw_device_file          Specify the disk partition on which
                             to write.

     size                    Specify  the  number   of   512-byte
                             blocks in the file system.

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWudf                     |

     fsck(1M),mkfs(1M), attributes(5)

     not currently a valid file system

     The specified device does not contain a valid udfs file sys-

     Invalid size: larger than the partition size

     Number of blocks given as parameter to create the file  sys-
     tem is larger than the size of the device specified.

     is mounted can't mkfs

     Device is in use, cannot create file system when the  device
     is in use.

     preposterous size

     Negative size parameter provided is invalid.

     sector size must be between 512, 8192 bytes

     Sector size given is not in the valid range.

     Volume integrity sequence descriptors too long
     File set descriptor too long.

     Not enough space to create volume integrity sequence or file
     set descriptor.

     mkfs: argument out of range

     One of the arguments is out of range.

     mkfs: bad numeric arg

     One of the arguments is potentially a bad numeric.

     You can use lofiadm to create a file that appears to a  mkfs
     command  (for  example, mkfs_pcfs or mkfs_ufs) as a raw dev-
     ice. You can then use a mkfs command to create a file system
     on  that  device. See lofiadm(1M) for examples of creating a
     UFS and a PC (FAT)  file  system  on  a  device  created  by

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