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SubjectRe: Back to the future.
Am Freitag, 27. April 2007 12:12 schrieb Pekka J Enberg:
> I am talking about snapshot_system() here. It's not given that the
> filesystems need to be read-only (you can snapshot them too). The benefit
> here is that you can do whatever you want with the snapshot (encrypt,
> compress, send over the network)  and have a clean well-defined interface
> in the kernel. In addition, aborting the snapshot is simpler, simply
> munmap() the snapshot.

But is that worth the trade off?

> The problem with writing in the kernel is obvious: we need to add new code
> to the kernel for compression, encryption, and userspace interaction
> (graphical progress bar) that are important for user experience.

The kernel can already do compression and encryption.

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