Sun Rising?

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Fri Nov 18 10:58:26 MST 2005


On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 at 08:57 -0700, Barry Roberts wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 11:20:31PM -0700, Hans Fugal wrote:
> > 
> > Certainly does look cool. Just a brief look at their license (e.g.
> > read parts of the license FAQ) looks like it would be fine as a
> > separately-distributed module (it may taint the kernel, but nvidia users
> > don't care about that). They also say somewhere there that it was
> > designed to run in user space (for testing) and kernel space, so that
> > sounds like it oughtn't be too hard to mold into a linux module, if the
> > necessary access points are there.
> 
> It looks like the user-space stuff was just for testing.  You can't
> mount a ZFS file system with it running in user space, there's just a
> test harness for testing everything except the kernel-only parts.

Naturally, but the fact that they made a testing harness implies that
they probably designed it modularly enough that it wouldn't be too hard,
for some value of too hard.


-- 
Hans Fugal ; http://hans.fugal.net
 
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the 
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
    -- Johann Sebastian Bach
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