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Re: mutable store on mirage?

On 16 Oct 2013, at 21:08, David Scott wrote:

> I'd like to see unix blkif implemented (without using the xen 
> implementation). I've got some patches lying around which open files with 
> O_DIRECT and perform unbuffered sector-aligned I/O. I was thinking of making 
> a 'unix-block-driver' with this code in it, mirroring the xen implementation. 
> It's mostly a thin veneer over Lwt_bytes, replacing Bigarray.t with 
> Cstruct.t. In future I was thinking the mirage-platform repo could become the 
> minimal 'boot' code plus module types for Blkif, Netif etc; and all the 
> concrete implementations could be spun out into other repos.
> What do people think?

absolutely agree. thought perhaps we would want to functorise(*) over Lwt, eg 
packages named


etc...?  opam can handle the constraints though (i firmly expect :)

(*) if i'm making up a verb there and/or using it incorrectly, i apologise... :)



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