Subject: Re: 3.99.7 system crashed while shutting down
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@Pescadero.dsg.stanford.edu>
Date: 08/25/2005 11:38:16
In message <20050824200135.GD16103@netbsd.org>,
Bill Studenmund writes:
>If we run into a problem that is intractable with our formalism, that's
>different. :-) But I don't think we've hit such a thing yet.
Has anyone ever tried to software-virtualize our VFS layer, as done
by, for example, Erez Zadok's FiST tool?
I beleive FiST works on the SunOS-5 VFS layer, but I recall that FiST
for FreeBSD-4 required some patches to rework the FreeBSD-4 vnode API
and/or vnode locking protocol.
Just curious. Of course, NetBSD isn't FreeBSD-4, but it's an
interesting question. If we can meet that hurdle then our vnode
protocol is in good shape.