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Bug#171672: ITP: lufs-{utils,src} -- Linux Userland Filesystem

Package: wnpp
Version: N/A; reported 2002-12-04
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : lufs-{utils,src}
  Version         : 0.8.2
  Upstream Author : Florin Malita <mali@go.ro>
* URL             : http://lufs.sourceforge.net/main/contact.html
* License         : GPL
  Description     : Linux Userland Filesystem (preparing a better description)

LUFS is a hybrid userspace filesystem framework supporting an indefinite
number of filesystems (localfs, sshfs, ftpfs, httpfs, socketfs,
freenetfs, and nutellafs) transparently for any application. It can be
regarded as doing the same job as the VFS (virtual filesystem switch) in
the kernel: it is a switch, distributing the filesystem calls to its
supported filesystems. However, LUFS filesystems are implemented in
userspace. This would be a drawback for local filesystems where the
access speed is important, but proves to be a huge advantage for
networked filesystems where the userland flexibility is most important.

This package will be packaged similar to ftpfs: one source package for
module generation, one package with mount and other integration tools.


-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux linda.rhrk.uni-kl.de 2.4.20 #3 SMP Fri Nov 29 18:06:50 CET 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

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