[BitTorrent] Re: BitTorrent File System ideas

Nick Johnson arachnid at notdot.net
Sat Jan 29 18:29:30 EST 2005


mmarkjan wrote:

> - A filesystem needs to be hosted on a partition, and those are
>
>  usually fixed in size. Resizing them on the fly is not a standard
>  technique in 'filesystems' on all of todays OS's, and requires
>  a reboot.
>  
>
Er, no it doesn't. Filesystems can be completely independant of actual 
partitions on disk. For example, FUSE and LUFS in linux, and a large 
number of applications that let you mount SCP/FTP/whatever services as 
filesystems. Not to mention SMB and NFS.

-Nick Johnson


 
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