DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-11
Re: VFS commit schedule HEADS UP, and vfsx24.patch available - vfs work (expert developers only)
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:Wouldn't UNIONFS and NULLFS be just as suited to being implemented in
:userland as any filesystem?
:I anticipated some daemon vaguely akin to amd which handles requests to
:union and null mounted filesystems. And portalfs, etc, etc. Any
:filesystem that is more-or-less a redirection service.
:If the user VFS API was ready you might also get more filesystem
:developers. Or lower quality filesystem developers. Or a free set of
I would say so, but a prerequisit to the user VFS layering is kernel
VFS threading which I haven't gotten to yet. The current VFS patch set
is focused on the VOP_*() API fixes and namecache conversion (which
themselves are prereqs to being able to properly thread VFS).
Um, yes. Just like you said in your VFS roadmap back with your first
VFS patch. I forgot/didn't read it properly.