[ros-dev] A reimplementation of reactos' cache manager supporting alternate filesystems better (including ext2)
ngompa13 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 22:32:28 CET 2009
Wouldn't that mean that we would need to support the extended attributes
that Linux drivers support within ReactOS (like UNIX permissions, etc.)?
On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 3:18 PM, James Walmsley <james at worm.me.uk> wrote:
> The other day I had an idea. Because Linux has already many
> file-systems, would it not be possible to simply make a generic FS
> driver, that simply wraps around the Linux fs model?
> I'm sure the linux and windows models are quite different when it
> comes to their overall architecture.
> The advantage of doing this would be that we'd have instant access to
> well tested and maintained code.
> This is essentially what Aleksey is doing with my FullFAT library,
> albeit with a few small modifications.
> Kind Regards
> 2009/11/9 Aleksey Bragin <aleksey at reactos.org>:
> > That's great! This gives me more motivation to finish the fastfat
> > rewrite and test your branch with that driver.
> > On Nov 9, 2009, at 12:21 PM, <ayerkes at speakeasy.net>
> > <ayerkes at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> >> I'm pleased to announce that I've been able to boot reactos to the
> >> shell from an ext2 partition. This is something we've wanted for a
> >> long time and many of us have worked on. I've synced up arty-newcc
> >> to the current state of my git repository. This work is
> >> experimental, not quite complete, and has some important limitations:
> >> - It probably won't currently work for a partition larger than 4gig
> >> and might even fail for one larger than 2gig. This limitation is
> >> lifted by other, unrelated code in my tree that I haven't merged yet.
> >> - It probably has a lot more bugs left, especially in block
> >> allocation for large files.
> >> - Some parts of the new section implementation leak pages.
> >> I was planning to, but haven't yet made the new and old cache and
> >> cc and section implementations available side by side. The main
> >> work of separating the new files involved in the section
> >> implementation (now in ntoskrnl/mm/section/*) is done. This will be
> >> necessary when I merge it into the main tree, at least for
> >> regression testing.
> >> Despite the branch being named for me, I invite anyone to work on,
> >> modify, or bugfix arty-newcc. This advance has been a long time
> >> coming, and I'd like to thank everyone for keeping the faith.
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