[Oberon] filesystem with directories ?

Jack Johnson knapjack at gmail.com
Fri May 5 01:50:05 CEST 2006

On 5/4/06, Brantley Coile <brantley at coraid.com> wrote:
> http://cm.bell-labs.com/sys/doc/venti.pdf

Yep, that's definitely where I originally got the notion of using
hashes as filenames.  Venti's use at a block level is definitely more
disk-efficient, but something like git is pretty easy to implement
(even given my meager skills), given an existing filesystem and some
monkeying around with the file calls.

Where I would be tempted to upend the git model is to dispense with
the tree object altogether and implement the tagging discussed
earlier, though it could be interesting to come up with a system that
would work equally well given a hierarchical view or a tagged view.  I
suppose the underlying system needn't be mutually exclusive.


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