Subject: Re: LFS (was Thank you NetBSD)
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Stone <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/23/2005 11:25:38
In message <>, Thor Lancelot Simon writes:


>The most damning criticism, to me, though, is that the seek load
>can generally be entirely eliminated simply by incoring all the
>metadata while the filesystem runs.  As I understand it, that is
>precisely what the current HFS+ implementation does.

Hmmm. but that won't't scale so well for those multi-terabyte
filesystems we were hypothesizing, will it?

That aside: I opined this would make a good Ph.D Quals question.  I'm
not familiar with your en-passant references (got citaitons for the
critiques by Osterhout? I'd look for more in a written answer), but
for what it's worth, your response would get a high grade from me.