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isn't this sounding a lot like the Reiser file system?
Posted Aug 25, 2005 3:09 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
the thing with the reiserfs was to create files that contained attributes (represented as a subdirectory) as well as data
this is the plain old directory-is-a-directory and file-is-a-file approach (with the addition that creatign a directory triggers a callback to create files in that directory)
nothing new that would break existing tools here, unlike the reiser4 combo-file proposal
Posted Aug 25, 2005 3:11 UTC (Thu) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
ConfigFS is a file system designed solely for exposing kernel structures and allowing addition of new entries and changes to those structures. The file system is self contained and mounted in its own unique location, and does not share the mount namespace with regular files like ReiserFS.
Logically, from a user perspective, these are two feature sets are almost the same thing. Internally, however, they are truly different. I suppose, in many ways, it's like saying that OpenLDAP and Active Directory look alike - they're both directory servers, both speak LDAPv3, but they really aren't the same internally and have very different goals and implementations.
Posted Sep 1, 2005 19:35 UTC (Thu) by pivo (guest, #32229)
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