[lkml]   [2007]   [Jun]   [19]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: Versioning file system
    Kyle Moffett wrote:
    > On Jun 18, 2007, at 13:56:05, Bryan Henderson wrote:

    >>> The question remains is where to implement versioning: directly in  
    >>> individual filesystems or in the vfs code so all filesystems can  
    >>> use it?
    >> Or not in the kernel at all.  I've been doing versioning of the  
    >> types I described for years with user space code and I don't  
    >> remember feeling that I compromised in order not to involve the  
    >> kernel.
    >> Of course, if you want to do it with snapshots and COW, you'll have  
    >> to ask where in the kernel to put that, but that's not a file  
    >> versioning question; it's the larger snapshot question.
    > What I think would be particularly interesting in this domain is  
    > something similar in concept to GIT, except in a file-system

    How it relates to ext3cow versioning (snapshotting) filesystem,
    for example? ext3cow assumes linear history, which simplifies things
    a bit.

    Jakub Narebski
    Warsaw, Poland
    ShadeHawk on #git

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2007-06-19 19:05    [W:0.021 / U:5.484 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site