Stackable Extended Attributes

Extended Attributes (EAs) allow arbitrary meta-data to be attached to a file, but presently this requires that each file system implement them, which may not be practical. Stackable file systems offer a way to provide EAs on any file system, without modifying on-disk structures or network protocols. This project investigaes how to use existing EAs and augment them so a to provide a uniform API to EAs for kernel software and user applications.

Past Students:

# Name (click for home page) Program Period Current Location
1 Charles P. Wright PhD May 2003 - May 2006 Partner, Senior Software Architect, Illumon (New York, NY)
2 Devaki Kulkarni MS Sep 2003 - Dec 2004 Staff Engineer, Performance and Storage groups, VMware, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)