Creating Linux virtual filesystems
Posted Oct 23, 2002 16:50 UTC (Wed) by airwin
Parent article: Creating Linux virtual filesystems
Actually, I didn't like this article as much as the other posters here. To my mind the balance between introductory material (which most LWN readers can understand) and technical details (which most LWN readers cannot understand) is off. Here are my two suggestions:
(1) I suggest you should have included the same technical details, but hide them in the link to your overall source code for the small subset of your readers who are interested. After all, the main point here is that libfs creates a boilerplate way of creating your own special file system; the details of the boilerplate are not that interesting until the day you actually want to create your own filesystem.
(2) Please expand the introductory and concluding material. The introduction gives the impression that we might end up with hundreds of special file systems in the near future, and I believe that would be an even worse mess than the current /proc. Your conclusion then does give a tantalizing indication that there are other ways to export information than a special file system, but this needs expansion.
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