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Simplifying Domain Modeling and Memory Management in User-Mode Filesystems with the NOFS Framework
Proc. 2010 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Electro/Information Technology
  • Joseph P. Kaylor
  • Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago
  • George K. Thiruvathukal, Loyola University Chicago
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Transparent access to remote data sets and data arising from web services is a non-trivial challenge to application developers. This early stage work addresses this challenge with NOFS, an object-oriented framework for creating filesystems to support domain specific functionality. While an early stage work, we present a solution to solve the access problem. Our solution greatly simplifies the task of filesystems development by providing the glue code needed between a domain model and the filesystem contract. We demonstrate support for domain models that are larger than physical memory and demonstrate how the concerns of caching can be removed from user-mode filesystem implementations. Future work will addresses more robust solutions to caching and other performance strategies.
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J. P. Kaylor, K. Läufer, and G. K. Thiruvathukal, Simplifying domain modeling and memory management in user-mode filesystems with the NOFS framework. In Proc. 2010 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Electro/Information Technology (EIT), Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2012, doi:10.1109/EIT.2012.6220733.