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Re: cvs virtual file system

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: cvs virtual file system
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 20:23:25 -0700

Has anyone tried some software called "Katie"?  It's billed as a cross between
CVS and NFS.  There's a home page for it at

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i have created a sourceforge a project named cvsfs
( Recently i uploaded the first
sources to the cvs repository at sourceforge. The intention was (at
first) to show that it is possible that such a beast is working.
The actual version is able to connect to a cvs pserver and mount a
project into a local directory. Actually it displays only files and
directories (but no sizes and dates) so that you can navigate through
the tree with your favourite disk manager.

For (the acrual working) example you can do
  mount -t cvsfs -o cvsroot=/cvsroot/cvsfs
// <mount-point>

which is similar to the setting
  cvs co cvsfs

but you don't have to check out all files to see which files are in the

There are a lot of things to do to get a fully functional filesystem. So
contributors are welcome.


P.S.: This is my first vfs kernel driver, so don't expect the files
being perfect ...

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