Re: [PATCH] General filesystem cache

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Sat Jul 19 2003 - 09:59:01 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, David Howells wrote:
>>Here's a patch to add a quasi-filesystem ("CacheFS") that turns a block device
>>into a general cache for any other filesystem that cares to make use of its
>>This is primarily intended for use with my AFS filesystem, but I've designed
>>it such that it needs to know nothing about the filesystem it's backing, and
>>so it may also be useful for NFS, SMB and ISO9660 for example.
> Ok. Sounds good. In fact, it's something I've wanted for a while, since
> it's also potentially the solution to performance-critical things like
> virtual filesystems based on revision control logic etc (traditionally
> done with fake NFS servers).

I've been pushing David to keep it general enough to work for NFS, which
has been a long term goal of mine... (and it appears my nagging worked)

Thanks David!


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