BOF: Potential Userspace Filesystem APIs

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60 Minute BoF
Scheduled: Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:00pm in Metropolitan A

One Line Summary

Let's get together to discuss potential userspace APIs for advanced FS & storage systems that we could add to the kernel!


The objective of this BOF session is to discuss what kinds of new FS & storage APIs could be useful additions for userspace programs. Things that we can talk about include a more standard syscall for accessing accelerated copy routines (filesystem reflink, the SCSI copy offloading thing); the proposed XFS configurable error handling interface; and anything else that application programmers might want to discuss with kernel engineers.

(There is a separate SMR BOF.)


  • Biography

    Darrick has been with Oracle’s Linux development team for the past three years. In that time he has worked on many areas of the kernel, most notably environmental sensors, storage drivers, energy management, ext4, and most recently XFS.