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InfoWorld: Vendor NameSys Aims at Holy Grail of File System Searches

Dec 30, 1999, 07:40 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas F. Gray)

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"It's not every day that a group of people come together to work towards a goal that they never plan on reaching, but Hans Reiser formed his company on that very concept."

"Reiser's firm, the Naming System Venture, more commonly known by the abbreviation Namesys aims at creating a quicker and easier way to search file databases on Linux-based systems. Even though he dubs this ultimate achievement "the Holy Grail," both MP3.com and SuSE are already investing in Reiser's company...."

"Reiser bases his system of file structure organization, called ReiserFS, on a complicated system involving the way data for files is organized. When home PC users look at a list of files in their directory, they usually don't even think of the process behind the searching for that list, but when companies search through a huge amount of information, time and efficiency become much more important issues, he said."

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