very simple datastore reimplementation

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti at
Thu May 8 07:37:32 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at> wrote:
> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
>  <mpgritti at> wrote:
>  > On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at> wrote:
>  >>  Yes, the title is currently stored in the metadata file next to the
>  >>  actual file, so perhaps some ls-ds tool may be easily coded to present
>  >>  the files with names based on their title?
>  >
>  > I think Jim point was that we need a way to be able to read files on a
>  > system with no olpc specific tools installed.
>  I think we are talking about two different things here:
>  - How to interact with the DS (thus only in the XO) using standard
>  tools. A FUSE plugin?
>  - How we can aid in debugging the internal structures of the DS.
>  Again, only on the XO.
>  If the process of moving files from the XO to another machine involves
>  the FUSE plugin, then files will come out from there with names based
>  on their title.
>  What else is missing?

The only thing which seem missing is a way to move the files to
another system (in a readable way) when the datastore, and hence the
FUSE plugin, are not working. Maybe that's something we can punt, not


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