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Date:	Fri, 14 Sep 2007 17:18:28 -0400
From:	"J. Bruce Fields" <>
To:	Jeff Garzik <>
Cc:	Evgeniy Polyakov <>,,,
Subject: Re: Distributed storage. Move away from char device ioctls.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 05:14:53PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> J. Bruce Fields wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 03:07:46PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>>> I've been waiting for years for a smart person to come along and write a 
>>> POSIX-only distributed filesystem.
>> What exactly do you mean by "POSIX-only"?
> Don't bother supporting attributes, file modes, and other details not 
> supported by POSIX.  The prime example being NFSv4, which is larded down 
> with Windows features.

I am sympathetic....  Cutting those out may still leave you with
something pretty complicated, though.

> NFSv4.1 adds to the fun, by throwing interoperability completely out the 
> window.

What parts are you worried about in particular?

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