Subject: Re: ADOSFS and GPL
To: None <>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 02/15/1994 17:56:20
In article <> (Niklas Hallqvist) writes:
> When it comes to LKMs, aren't they just for providing device drivers?
> Loadable FSs, or even user-level ones (HURD's translators) is a nice
> thought, but it isn't necessary unless you care for speed.  One can

The current LKM implementationallows for loadable device drivers,
filesystems, system calls, executable file formats, and "other".

There's no reason NOT to take advantage of the speed of LKM vs local NFS
server, and since ADOSFS is written for a vfs interface, it'd be a lot
of work to convert it to an NFS interface. However, it can be converted
to a LKM with very little effort -- look in /usr/share/misc/lkm (I
think), which includes an example conversionof an older version of
kernfs to a LKM.

Ty Sarna                 "As you know, Joel, children have always looked        up to cowboys as role models. And vice versa."