Re: A Possible 2.5 Idea, maybe?

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sat Jun 30 2001 - 06:17:51 EST

On Sat, 30 Jun 2001, Philips wrote:

> If I could choose what filesystem to run on / - it impact performance greatly

No, it doesn't. Most of lookups go outside of root and within root you
mostly deal with cached lookups from dcache (which doesn't give a damn for
fs type) and with page cache lookups for data (mostly in libc) (ditto).


> This would be one little step toward the microkernel architecture (like Hurd).
> Good again :-)

        Hurd and architecture in one sentence? Uh-oh...

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