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At 10:54 +0000 1998-02-27, David Woodhouse wrote:
What if, at some fixed point in *every* filesystem, the filesystem provided an interface to use it. That is to say that the read/write functions, etc, are actually BUILT IN to the filesystem. They have to be somewhere anyway, and this will (in theory) export them to any OS or program that wants to use them.
Nice idea. Not very practicable though.
Didn't the Mac do something like this, or was that only hardware drivers?
Hardware drivers, and only disks at that. The Mac ROMs know just enough about disk devices to find the partition table, and load the disk's driver off of the driver partition.
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