Re: Variant symlink filesystem

From: Cole
Date: Fri Mar 11 2016 - 15:15:29 EST

On 11 March 2016 at 22:04, Richard Weinberger
<richard.weinberger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 5:20 PM, Cole <cole@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have written a Variant Symlink Filesystem for linux, currently
>> implemented as a kernel module:
>> The code was written for the 3.x kernel.
>> I would like to try to get this included into the linux kernel, and am
>> willing to hand over all copyright and change the license as needed.
>> As such, I would like to know what I can do to try to make this
>> happen.
>> If the code quality or standards are not up to par with those of the
>> linux kernel, or code needs to change due to newer changes introduced
>> into the kernel, please let me know and I will endeavour to make the
>> necessary changes.
>> Please can you also cc me in any replies, as I am not currently
>> subscribed to the list.
> Why does this need to be a kernel filesystem and not a filesystem in
> userspace (FUSE)?
> Especially as you are dealing with environment variables which are
> owned and controlled
> by userspace.

The original implementation was in fuse, to prove the concept. However,
because we are compiling, as well as running programs and reading/writing
files inside of this path, the performance loss is too great. Therefore we
moved to this solution.