On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 15:55 -0500, Steve French wrote:I should mention one obvious thing - there can be two wire protocols here (at least for the CIFS case) - an optimized case which matches -- exactly -- to the [better] new semantics that Linux allows and the interoperability case (which can be less efficient) ie
I believe that the spotlight facility of MacOS, and the somewhat similar Longhorn feature (think Google desktop search/indexing on steroids) qualify as killer-apps. I am concerned about how to do better with our implementations across a distributed (NFS, CIFS etc.) network. And of course coalescing async notifications most efficiently is a fascinating and difficult area to do right - for servers at least.
If we had some way to efficiently coalesce events, even non-remote stuff
would drool. Beagle (our Spotlight killer) would love it.
First thing is, the events cannot be stored in a linked list. ;-)