[ECOS] File access under linux synthetic target

Gary Thomas gthomas@redhat.com
Mon Apr 3 05:15:00 GMT 2000

On 03-Apr-00 Andrew Lunn wrote:
> File systems support is something that comes up quite often on the
> mail list, probably second to TCP/IP. Now that TCP/IP is in beta, i
> personally think this is the next thing RedHat should work on. Not the
> file systems themselves, but the generic part, libc down to the
> generic interface to the file system. I don't think they should work
> on specific filesystems since the requirements are so wide, FLASH,
> NFS, RAM Discs and even real drives. Let people contribute such file
> systems, or contract RedHat for a specific filesystem. Specifying the
> generic interface is the important thing or we will end up with lots
> of incompatible file systems.

Indeed, this is _definitely_ on our "to do" list.  We are most interested
in the architecture of the "file system layer", not file systems themselves,
and will be looking to make proposals in this area.

If the community at large has any ideas and/or feedback, we certainly
welcome the input.

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