Well, but can you see the hole from the user-space daemon?
: - You might want to have a more hierarchical backing store, directory
: operations in large directories are not very efficient.
Yes, of course. But this is an implementation detail of cachefsd.
: - I believe you are switching the meaning of front and backend
: filesystems around a lot in your description. Who exactly assigns the
: inode numbers?
Well, let's speak about NFS, locally cached on ext2. The present
implemetation takes inode number from NFS, and creates and ext2 file
named - for example - /cache/%d (for file contents) and /cache/%d.attr for
stat(2) data and valid blocks bitmap. The %d is an inode number from the
: Some references,
: UserFS, PodFuk, AVFS,
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