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Re: Daemon's Advocate article

From: "Matthew D. Fuller" <fullermd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 12:10:02 -0600

On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 09:28:38AM -0800 I heard the voice of
Matthew Dillon, and lo! it spake thus:
> Hey, here's an idea... using the VFS wrapper idea our 'ports' system
> could create a namespace that makes everything appear to be
> preinstalled.  So instead of CDing somewhere and typing make, or
> running an apt-get type of utility, you would simply run the program
> you want to run and our package manager would download and install
> it on the fly.

Egads!  Matt, put down the painkillers!!    8-)

I can just see it now...  right next to 'page faults', we've got
'package faults'.  We could even have a package pager, to
automatically do LRU analysis on packages, and delete them when we get
tight on space (of course, weighing in the speed of the network

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Systems/Network Administrator |  http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/

"The only reason I'm burning my candle at both ends, is because I
      haven't figured out how to light the middle yet"

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