[TUHS] VFS prior to 1984

Anthony Martin ality at pbrane.org
Thu Jun 25 02:51:07 AEST 2020

Paul Ruizendaal <pnr at planet.nl> once said:
> When googling for File System Switch or Virtual File System most sources
> mention Sun NFS and SysVr3 as the earliest implementations. Some sources
> mention 8th Edition.
> I did a (short) search  on FSS/VFS in earlier, non-Unix OS’s (Tenex,
> Multics, CTSS, etc.), but none of those seem to have had a comparable
> concept.
> Does anybody recall prior art (prior to 1984) in this area?

The concept of the "remote inode" was introduced in:

Luderer, G. W., Che, H., Haggerty, J. P., Kirslis, P. A., & Marshall,
W. T. (1981). A distributed UNIX system based on a virtual circuit
switch. ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, 15(5), 160-168.


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