From: kevin lyda (kevin+dated+1033837170.962142 at domain ie.suberic.net)
Date: Mon 30 Sep 2002 - 18:00:02 IST
On Mon, Sep 30, 2002 at 05:45:16PM +0100, Richard Eibrand wrote:
> So what this means is that many final year will need to undertake a
> final year project of some form. If any of you guys have ideas for
> projects of varying levels of complexity (both diploma and degree
> courses catered for),
an amusing project:
add version file support to a linux fs ala vax/vms. so when you
save a new file, the previous one gets a new version number.
a possibly useful project:
add an fs level precomputed md5/sha1 checksum to a linux fs. the idea
would be that a write or trunc call to a file would invalidate a
precomputed checksum. an syscall for the file would either return
the checksum from a cache or calculate it and then return it.
this might be useful for some sort of tripwire or mirroring type
utility that would run very frequently to check files for changes.
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