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SubjectRe: VFS mediator?
On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Jonathan Barker wrote:

> In brief: a kernel module which "exported" VFS requests to a (specified)
> user-space daemon would be useful. My particular application is a daemon
> which generates files on the fly - I would like to expose this as part of the
> filesystem. Ideally, the kernel module would deal with generation of fake
> inode numbers etc and the user-space daemon would simply be asked to create a
> pipe corresponding to a "filename" and (possibly) supply a directory tree.

I have experimented with using NFS for that -- start a local daemon that
exports a virtual filesystem and mount that. The great bonus is that it's
platform independent -- it works on Solaris, HP-UX and even Ultrix just as
well. Other projects have become more important, however, and I haven't
finished it. If you're interested, drop me a line.

Simon

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