Subject: Re: Addition to force open to open only regular files
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Warner Losh <email@example.com>
Date: 11/28/2000 18:35:34
In message <20001128170339.L544@dr-evil.shagadelic.org> Jason R Thorpe writes:
: On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 04:28:10PM -0700, Warner Losh wrote:
: > I'm just repeating what I heard over there. The fhopen stuff has been
: > replaced in FreeBSD with a inode file system that lops off name space
: > completely for news servers and similar applications. I was given to
: > believe they are for things like amd and the like and were press
: > ganged later into the news applications when ufs fell over under the
: > weight of USENET.
: Hm, an entire file system to support something that's very simple with
: existing small code in existing file systems, that, at least on the
: surface, is specific to FFS.
: What great engineering! :-)
It turns out that it is useful for other things as well as USENET
where the application wants to manage the name space, but doesn't want
to manage the storage allocation, etc.