[FoRK] So why the fuck aren't checksums built into the fucking filesystem?

Luis Villa luis.villa
Wed Jul 13 05:42:39 PDT 2005

On 7/13/05, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 08:35:04PM -0700, Joe Barrera wrote:
> > Cool. So the other question -- perhaps the more important question --
> > is: why
> > the hell is a filesystem not just a fuckin APPLICATION, independent of
> > the OS?
> Because "architects" don't understand the need for an OS which scales from
> deep embeddeds to supercomputers. A minimal kernel only needs message
> passing, memory allocation and a subset of MPI (preferrably, as opcodes).
> If it needs more than 4-10 kBytes, there's something really wrong.
> Any of the Linux/*BSD programmer clowns assumes a desktop-like machine as a target.

Amusingly, all the Linux kernel people hate the desktop and pretty
much wish it would go away. They're way more interested in something
with 512 processors than something with 1.

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