|| ||Eric Van Hensbergen <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|| ||[RFC] v9fs-2.0-rc1 - 9P2000 Support for Linux|
|| ||Fri, 15 Apr 2005 11:46:56 -0500|
Our 2.6 kernel support appears to be stabilized and we'd like to
pursue its integration into the official kernel tree. Release RC1
contains a number of fixes and cleanups from the previous
We are now reasonably happy with the code, but acknowledge that there
are plenty areas to enhance and cleanup.
I would again like to solicit the participation of the Linux File Systems
Developer community in helping us prepare our code-base for
presentation to the larger Linux community. We would appreciate any
review, comments, critiques, and additions from this community and are
actively seeking people to join our project and help us produce
something that would be acceptable and useful to the Linux community.
We didn't get many responses from our last request, I'm hoping now that
things are a bit further along, more folks will be at least willing
to take a look
at (and take some pot-shots at) v9fs. The plan is to attempt to
address all major
critiques and release RC2 to a wider audience (the LKML at large) in
the next few weeks.
The source code is available in a few different forms:
The user-level server is available from either the Plan 9 distribution
or from http://v9fs.sf.net
Other support applications are still being developed, but preliminary
versions can be downloaded from sourceforge.
Documentation on the protocol has historically been the Plan 9 Man
pages (http://plan9.bell-labs.com/sys/man/5/INDEX.html), but there is
an effort under way to write a more complete Internet-Draft style
There are a couple of mailing lists supporting v9fs, but the most used
is email@example.com -- please direct/cc your
comments there so the other v9fs contributors can participate in the
conversation. There is also an IRC channel: irc://freenode.net/#v9fs
Thanks for your time in reading this message, I look forward to
hearing from all of you -- we are well aware that there is much work
to do, but I hope that with your help we can produce something that
everyone finds useful and valuable.
-Eric Van Hensbergen
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