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Re: Ridiculous idea: Cache as ramdisk?

To: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Kip Macy <kmacy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 13:43:23 -0700

The only problem with elephant is that backing up efficiently without
losing the multiple versions is an open design problem. Doug Santry
had it running as his root file system so I know it worked reasonably
well. Once userland VFS support is available, developing something like
that shouldn't be too hard.


> 	Look no further, turn yourselves to The Elephant File System,
> 	``a file system that never forgets''.  Also, it seems to have
> 	been implemented on a FreeBSD 2.2 VFS implementation. 8-)
> 	I cannot find lots of information on this, but the following
> 	URL's should help:
> 	[1] - http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/santry99deciding.html
> 	[2] - Google ``The Elephant File System''
> 	Regards,
> --
> Hiten Pandya
> hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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