very simple datastore reimplementation

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti at
Fri May 9 13:34:23 EDT 2008

On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 6:11 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at> wrote:
> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 2:15 PM, Jim Gettys <jg at> wrote:
>> FUSE is great, but...
>> It means interoperability must be an explicit planned-in-advance action:
>> if a datastore is already on a removable device in your pocket, and you
>> need to access something on a foreign system, you are stuck unless there
>> is some minimal level of human interpretability of the file system...
>> Instead, you have to dig up a system with FUSE/olpcfs installed, and
>> then copy the files to a conventional file structure.
>> This is the use case that's hard to get around.
> Ok, I think I see now where is the misunderstanding.
> In the first post in this thread, I tried to explain that this
> proposal would use removable devices in the same way they are used in
> other systems and that the DS would have nothing to do with them:

I think expanding the space available to the DS through usb devices or
sd cards is a use case we should take in consideration when designing
the DS, even if we don't plan to support it right now.


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