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From: David Chow <davidchow@shaolinmicro.com>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>,
	Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@digeo.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] General filesystem cache
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 12:41:29 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3F18CBF9.1040400@shaolinmicro.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Pine.LNX.4.44.0307182000300.6370-100000@home.osdl.org

Is it a file system or a patch to the VFS? I love to see this patch. It 
is quite useful for me. Is it available for 2.4?

David Chow

Linus Torvalds wrote:

>On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, David Howells wrote:
>  
>
>>Here's a patch to add a quasi-filesystem ("CacheFS") that turns a block device
>>into a general cache for any other filesystem that cares to make use of its
>>facilities.
>>
>>This is primarily intended for use with my AFS filesystem, but I've designed
>>it such that it needs to know nothing about the filesystem it's backing, and
>>so it may also be useful for NFS, SMB and ISO9660 for example.
>>    
>>
>
>Ok. Sounds good. In fact, it's something I've wanted for a while, since 
>it's also potentially the solution to performance-critical things like 
>virtual filesystems based on revision control logic etc (traditionally 
>done with fake NFS servers).
>
>I did a very very quick scan, and didn't see anything that raised my 
>hackles. But it's late in the 2.6.x game, and as a result I'm not going to 
>apply it until I get a lot of feedback from actual users too.
>  
>



  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-19  4:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <23055.1058538289@warthog.warthog>
2003-07-19  3:09 ` [PATCH] General filesystem cache Linus Torvalds
2003-07-19  4:41   ` David Chow [this message]
2003-07-20  9:29     ` David Howells
2003-07-19 14:59   ` Jeff Garzik
2003-07-20  9:30     ` David Howells
2003-07-20  9:28   ` David Howells
     [not found] <Pine.LNX.4.44.0307191157570.19755-100000@cpwright.com>
2003-07-20  9:38 ` David Howells
2003-07-31  6:31   ` Rob Landley

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