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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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    Dobrica Pavlinusic 2share!2flame dpavlin@rot13.org
    Unix addict. Internet consultant. http://www.rot13.org/~dpavlin

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