czwartek, 22 marca 2012

joyent creates new filesystem for illumos

Yesterday estibi posted a link on irc:
It points to a new filesystem for illumos, a hybrid between lofs (for mounting iso images and other virtual media  filesystem that allows you to make a subtree of one filesystem appear in another -- e.g. in the case of readonly mounts of /usr and /lib into zones - thnx Joshua for correcting me) and tmpfs (in RAM filesystem). Source code explains:
The purpose is to create a high performance name space for files on which
 applications will compute.
 I'm waiting eagerly for joyent to further explain and post example use. You rock, guys!