PS4 Filesystem Root Dump teased by PlaystationHax, contains weird linux artifacts?
GregoryRasputin over at PlaystationHax teased us today with a screenshot of a dump of the Root filesystem on the PS4.
He is apparently in possession of the actual files, but decided to only post a screenshot to avoid any legal trouble. Knowing GregoryRasputin for a while, it is pretty much safe to conclude he was indeed given a full dump of the PS4 Root filesystem.
There is some weirdness with the screenshot though.
First of all, the folders and files don’t seem to match the Filesystem dump from CTurt, with a few exceptions.
Secondly, many of the files pictured in the screenshot suspiciously look like something one wouldn’t expect to find on a PS4, such as syslinux.cfg or GRUB configuration files. I highly doubt that the PS4 ships with all the files needed to dualboot on linux?
This tells me this dump was possibly made from a PS4 running linux, which would be one more data point to confirm the recent announce that Fail0verflow have linux running on the PS4.
That or somebody tricked Greg, but the same way I trust information coming from him, I’m sure he has good reasons to trust his source.
Update: several people have come out of the woods to tell me they doubt this is related to the Linux on PS4 work from fail0verflow. This might actually be a dump from a PS4 Devkit, which would also explain why it is closer to a linux/bsd install than a retail unit.
@frwololo I also have these files. Its from a test kit, prototype FW, 0.8.6. Its legit. And fyi, it also includes a version of MS DOS :X
— Lucif3r (@Lucif3r945) December 24, 2015