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From Henri Gomez <>
Subject Re: Creating tomcat VFS
Date Fri, 15 Oct 2010 09:55:24 GMT
2010/10/15 Mladen Turk <>:
> Hi,
> I'm working for quite some time on the light-weight
> VFS layer (with the* as the only provider at
> the moment) to be used as the Tomcat's physical file
> system access. The ultimate goal is to be able to run
> the Tomcat on top of things like Hadoop or similar distributed
> file systems (eg. GFS) by just using the provider module.
> Now, the amount of changes is pretty huge but it involves
> mostly changing the* with the o.a.t.vfs.*
> counterparts.
> Since this "Pseudo VFS" has exactly the same API
> (with the Java7 additions), no functional code change is needed.
> Sure there are some additional config directives used
> to define which parts are using which vfs provider as default.
> (or by just using the
>  root="file://web/apps" or hdfs://<host>:<port>/web/apps
>  notion for non-clustered environments)
> I'd like to create a sandbox project for that
> (was thinking of /sandbox/tomcat-vfs)
> Comments?

Seems to me a good idea, I'm also investigate stuff around VFS and Hadoop.

Since the VFS word could be an issue, term should be updated may be
(Wrapper FS or whatever), but I like the idea.

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