IMFS: yet another trouble.
eric.norum at usask.ca
Fri Dec 1 14:24:12 UTC 2000
Rosimildo da Silva wrote:
> Hi all,
> Once we are talking about file systems, I am wondering if a simple
> low level interface to emulate a remote FS stored in a file exist.
> I know about NFS, but that is too complicated and large for embedded
> The idea is define a low level API that is equivalent to the one of a
> flash, i.e
> ( read, write, erase, capacity ).
> The idea is to have the "real" device emulated as a file in a remote
> with a hard driver or any other non-volatile device, and have the image
> there, and remote devices that need some persistency, would talk to this
> server using TCP/IP sockets.
> On the host side, a utility to add, remove, view, and delete files
> into the binary image would need to be developed.
> Does such a beast exist ?
Well, there's always the remote mag-tape protocol. Although the
following quote from the RMT manual page should be kept in mind.....
People should be discouraged from using this for a remote
file access protocol.
Eric Norum eric.norum at usask.ca
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