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From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: David Howells <>
Cc: Trond Myklebust <>,
	Kernel Mailing List <>,
	<>, Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] General filesystem cache
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 20:09:20 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <23055.1058538289@warthog.warthog>

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  2:54 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 ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2003-07-19  4:41   ` [PATCH] General filesystem cache David Chow
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] <>
2003-07-20  9:38 ` David Howells
2003-07-31  6:31   ` Rob Landley

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