[Oberon] filesystem with directories ?

W B Hacker wbh at conducive.org
Thu May 4 23:43:11 CEST 2006

Jack Johnson wrote:

> On 5/4/06, W B Hacker <wbh at conducive.org> wrote:
>> ISTR  Signetics "Logic Designer's Casebook" (or whatever that
>> huge white book was called) showing circuitry for "content
>> addressable memory"
> Wikipedia has an entry:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_addressable_memory

Routers.  Of course ....

> and at at first glance, here's a possible filesystem based on some of
> the concepts:
> http://www.cse.psu.edu/~vilayann/capfs/
> and another:
> http://lwn.net/Articles/145194/
> and, hey, maybe I'm not a complete idiot:
> "What git offers is a content-addressable object filesystem. If you
> store a file in git, it does not really have a name; instead, it can
> be looked up using its contents (as represented by an SHA hash). A
> hierarchical grouping of files - a particular kernel release, for
> example - is represented by a separate "tree" object listing which
> files are part of the group and where they are to be found. Files do
> not have any history - they simply exist or not, and two versions of
> the same file are only linked by virtue of being in the same place in
> two different tree objects."
> More info on git:
> http://kerneltrap.org/files/Jeremy/README
> (Thanks, Google)
> -Jack

Thanks, Jack!

May be some meat there .....


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