On Fri, Jan 21, 2000 at 02:18:32AM +0000, Fergal Daly mentioned:
> Next thing nothing, have a look for the Perl Filesystem (my bookmark is
> ancient and broken but it got a mention recently in the Hurd mailing list
> digest). This basically allows you to write a filesystem kernel module in
> perl, I imagine it could be adapted for other type of module too.
Hmm. It's not very good. There is a much more interesting one, called
"FIST" - http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~ezk/research/software/
You can write a filesystem to do anything. And you don't have to do it in
Perl either :) The package basically allows you to write a kernel module
to override the default filesystem functions in the kernel (or just run
> I think they wanted to create a new network fs and they figures that
> network slowness would esaily outweigh perl's slowness,
Yeah. I think the project was abandoned after a while though.
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