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SubjectRe: [fuse-devel] Merging?
On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 03:31:31PM +0100, Diego Calleja wrote:
> El Wed, 12 Jan 2005 14:49:35 +0100 Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> escribió:
> > Well, there doesn't seem to be a great rush to include FUSE in the
> > kernel. Maybe they just don't realize what they are missing out on ;)
> >
> > So if any of you would like to support this motion, you can mail the
> > linux-kernel list and maybe Linus and Andrew, to generate a little
> > discussion on why (or why not) inclusion is a good idea.
>
> -Possibility to write stupid filesystems like "gmailfs".

Not to mention Fuse::DBI which allows you to mount relational database
as a file-system. Imagine editing templates from your CMS with vi. Joy,
right?

Back to serious notes, having ability to write filesystems in user-space
is something that micro kernels (like HURD or plan9) had for a long time
and it's extremely useful if file-system semantic is mappable to problem
at hand.

That would also help reduce kernel bloat because you could write
something like umsdos in user-space where it belongs in first place.

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Unix addict. Internet consultant. http://www.rot13.org/~dpavlin

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