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KernelTrap: v9fs, a 9P Filesystem Protocol Implementation

Jun 24, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Among the patches in Andrew Morton's -mm kernel recently discussed for possible inclusion in 2.6.13 was v9fs, the Linux port of Plan 9's 9p filesystem protocol. Andrew noted, 'I'm not sure that this has a sufficiently high usefulness-to-maintenance-cost ratio.' Defined in this rfc, v9fs is a connection-oriented networked filesystem. One defender of v9fs explained:

"'The 9P protocol implemented by v9fs is the result of over a decade of research in distributed systems at Bell Labs by the original Unix team, and it has various implementations for other operating systems that have been used in production systems for many years...'"

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