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Re: VFS commit schedule HEADS UP, and vfsx24.patch available - vfs work (expert developers only)

To: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Sean Hogan <shogun70@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 07:20:58 +1100

Matthew Dillon said:
    This will mean that UNIONFS and NULLFS will not work in HEAD for
    a week or two.  Those people using these filesystems should be sure to
    run DragonFly_Stable kernels rather then HEAD for the next ~2 weeks.

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 steak knives.


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