[TUHS] VFS prior to 1984

Rob Gingell gingell at computer.org
Thu Jun 25 16:52:33 AEST 2020

On 6/24/2020 12:36 PM, Larry McVoy wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 11:12:40AM -0400, Clem Cole wrote:

Larry's enumeration of NFS/VFS players was good.

I'd add Bob Lyon who led the NFS team (and who later founded Legato 
along with Rusty, Joe Moran and Jon Kepecs -- all except Bob being UW 

Bob came to Sun via PARC and brought with him a number of the ideas that 
Clem had referenced earlier in this thread about RPC, etc. Although he's 
on few papers his influence on defining and building NFS etc. was 

Another important contributor was David Goldberg, for building the YP 
services that, while functionally separate, enabled the administrative 
and deployment environment that helped make NFS useful. David also wrote 
the floating-point paper in the appendix to the Hennessy-Patterson 
architecture textbook.

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