Wrapfs is useful for several reasons. First, as a platform to test and debug generic stacking problems in other Linux stackable file systems. Second, as a way to test VFS enhancements to better support stacking in Linux. Third, many people like to experiment with in-kernel file system ideas as a prototype; Wrapfs is an ideal small template from which one could modify the code to create new functionality. Fourth, Wrapfs is a very useful teaching tool (often used as a starting point for graduate class assignments).
For example, to clone the kernel.org git repository, issue this command:
|#||Title (click for html version)||Formats||Published In||Date||Comments|
|1||FiST: A Language for Stackable File Systems||PS PDF BibTeX||Usenix Technical Conference||Jun 2000|
|2||Extending File Systems Using Stackable Templates||PS PDF BibTeX||Usenix Technical Conference||Jun 1999|
|3||A Stackable File System Interface For Linux||PS PDF BibTeX||LinuxExpo 99||May 1999|
|#||Name (click for home page)||Program||Period||Current Location|
|1||Shrikar Archak||MS||Sep 2009 - Dec 2010||Senior Software Engineer, Core Deduplication Filesystem group, Datadomain/EMC|