[Haskell-cafe] Simple network client

Gary Bickford garyb at fxt.com
Thu Jan 31 08:07:12 EST 2008

Wasn't there a Linux file system (possibly a FUSE user-space one) that
worked on writable CDs?  IIRC it worked by marking the previous copy of
the file as erased, and writing a new copy.

On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 23:05 -0500, haskell-cafe-request at haskell.org
> > PS: I would love to see an immutable filesystem that does not allow
> writing to files, it only creates new files and garbage collects files
> that have no incoming reference anymore... Just like a garbage
> collected heap, and a bit like an OLAP databases (as far as I remember
> my DB theory...) Besides the performance bottleneck, does something
> like that exists?
> Plan 9's venti is somewhat similar to this.  though it's really a
> storage backend that you implement a filesystem on top of, and the fs
> winds up having a write cache, which is mutable in practice.  The
> interesting thing is that the block's location is the cryptographic
> hash of its contents, which leads to all sorts of neat properties (as
> well as requiring immutability).
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