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SubjectRe: Userspace file systems & MKs (Re: silent semantic changes with reiser4)

On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 10:30:55PM -0700, Bill Huey wrote:
> DragonFly BSD, the only remotely functional open source BSD project on this
> planet, has plans in place to push certain kernel components like their VFS
> layer into userspace for easier debugging, testing and other things that go
> with developing file systems easily. If they back it with something like C++
> for doing constructor style type conversion on top of overloaded operators
> to back VFS data structure translation, could easily import stuff like most
> Linux file systems without major restructuring, say, if they had their
> translation library written. In this case, userspace kernel systems have
> some serious programming advantages over traditional kernels.

Uh, what about enhancing lufs code in this regard and porting all fs'es to it?

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