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From: Jeff Dike <>
To: Russ Lewis <>
Subject: Re: Has it been done: User Script File System?
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 13:12:34 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 13 Jun 2001 10:39:19 PDT." <> said:
> Is there any filesystem in Linux that uses user scripts/executables to
> implement the various function calls?

Also, have a look at the hostfs filesystem in UML.  It implements a virtual 
filesystem which provides access to the host filesystems from inside the 
virtual machine.  The userspace side of it is basically trivial to implement 
and can be used to provide filesystem access to anything on the host that can 
be made to look like a filesystem.

m/fs/hostfs/hostfs_user.c?rev=1.11&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup for 
the interface that you'd have to implement.


  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-13 18:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-13 17:39 Has it been done: User Script File System? Russ Lewis
2001-06-13 17:12 ` Jeff Dike [this message]
2001-06-13 18:54 ` Peter Makholm
2001-06-13 19:43 ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2001-06-14 13:01 ` Pavel Machek

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