PipesFS: fast Linux I/O in the unix tradition

@article{Bruijn2008PipesFSFL,
  title={PipesFS: fast Linux I/O in the unix tradition},
  author={Willem de Bruijn and Herbert Bos},
  journal={Operating Systems Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={55-63}
}
This paper presents PipesFS, an I/O architecture for Linux 2.6 that increases I/O throughput and adds support for heterogeneous parallel processors by (1) collapsing many I/O interfaces onto one: the Unix pipeline, (2) increasing pipe efficiency and (3) exploiting pipeline modularity to spread computation across all available processors. PipesFS extends the pipeline model to kernel I/O and communicates with applications through a Linux virtual filesystem (VFS), where directory nodes represent… CONTINUE READING
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