vacfs – a Venti-based file system

vacfs [ −dip ] [ −h host ] [ −m mtpt ] [ −s srvname ] [ −M mem ] vacfile

Vacfs interprets the file system created by vac(1) so that it can be mounted into a Plan 9 file hierarchy. The data for the file system is stored on a Venti server with a root fingerprint specified in vacfile. Vacfs is currently rather limited: access is read-only, clients are not authenticated, and groups are assumed to contain a single member with the same name. These restrictions should eventually be removed.
Options to vacfs are:
−d    Print debugging information to standard error.
−h host
The network address of the Venti server. The default is taken from the environment variable venti. If this variable does not exist, then the default is the metaname $venti.
−i    Use file descriptors 0 and 1 as the 9P communication channel rather than create a pipe.
−m mtpt
The location to mount the file system. The default is not to mount.
−p    Disables permission checking.
−s    The name of the 9P service to post. The default is, where name is vacfile without any directory name or .vac extension.
−M mem
The amount of memory, in bytes, allocated to the block cache. The default is 16M.


vac(1), Plan 9’s venti(8)

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