Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Assar Westerlund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/01/1999 04:25:20
Jason Thorpe <> writes:
> On Wed, 30 Jun 1999 09:58:25 -0700 (PDT) 
>  Bill Studenmund <> wrote:
>  > The main applications I see are in new filesystems where userland daemons
>  > help the kernel out. Like for the data migration system I'm working on,
>  > where a daemon needs to load a file in from tape. By the time the fs gets
>  > all the calls, it has no clue of the path to the file. But with these
>  > calls, userland can be told how to find an daccess the file.
> This sort of thing could be used for e.g. ARLA or CODA, too (where the file
> system itself is in userland).

FYI: Arla currently uses its own fhget and fhopen but will start using
the syscalls on NetBSD as soon as I find a machine sufficiently recent
NetBSD to try it.