[PLUG-TALK] /proc details
sechrest at peak.org
Sat Oct 19 20:27:10 PDT 2002
Ahhh. Ok. I need to understand VFS... Where is the best place
for me to go learn how to write a VFS driver?
Jeme A Brelin <jeme at brelin.net> writes:
% On Sat, 19 Oct 2002, John Sechrest wrote:
% > So I am trying to see how linux creates the /proc
% > instantiation. IE, where the filesystem hands off
% > the calls for /proc into the /proc driver.
% > and what I would have to do in order to do that same
% > kind of thing for a network service.
% > I am interested to know of an article that talks about
% > /proc was implemented and how these types of things
% > work.
% > Does anyone have any information about /proc or
% > nfs impemetnation details?
% I don't think you need the implementation details of either proc or
% nfs. I think you just need a fair understanding of the VFS (virtual
% filesystem) layer in the kernel.
% Really, all filesystem drivers interface with the VFS the same way. You'd
% just be writing a new filesystem driver that did... well, whatever it is
% your idea to do.
% Jeme A Brelin
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