Intelligent file systems for object repositories

  • David K. Gifford
  • James W. O'Toole
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 563)


An intelligent file system implements flexible content-based associative access to file system data with a conservative extension of conventional tree structured file system naming semantics. Intelligent file systems are compatible with existing UNIX and NFS file systems and permit existing applications to take advantage of content based access to file system objects. Based upon our experience with an intelligent file system implementation we explore how an intelligent file system might be used in future operating systems to store structured objects.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • David K. Gifford
    • 1
  • James W. O'Toole
    • 1
  1. 1.MIT Laboratory for Computer ScienceProgramming Systems Research GroupUSA

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