very simple datastore reimplementation
tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Thu May 8 07:54:39 EDT 2008
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
<mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Marco Pesenti Gritti
>> <mpgritti at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> 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
Well, as the metadata is now stored in a json file that is easily
read, we can use whatever tool to assign names to files based on their
metadata (title). That's one of the biggest advantages of the new
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