Why a filesystem? [jjl2]

Francois-Rene Rideau rideau@clipper
Sun, 18 Apr 93 23:59:51 MET DST

>> Why do we need a filesystem?  Shouldn't a hard disk be considered an
>> extension of memory?  As should any other device?  What do you think of
>> this idea?
Well, if we base the system on persistent objects, it's more like the
memory being a huge buffer and/or temporary object zone.

>> I have 290 email messages totaling 1.3 Mb of disk from Moose!  Wow!
I have over 305 messages which is over 400 Kb when gziped (1.4 Mb ASCII).

>> 							JJ LAY