> On Nov 29, 2014, at 8:08 AM, Thomas Tempelmann <tempelm...@gmail.com> wrote: > > If it's individual files you're handling on the server side, then a IOKit > driver is the wrong way, as that's only good to handle block level drives, I > believe. Instead, you'll have to implement a VFS (Virtual File System). > Sadly, there is little documentation on that. And it's a lot of work, many > weeks. > > A few pointers from someone who hasn't even accomplished that yet: > - Read about VFS in old BSD documentations. You may even have to purchase a > book on paper for that. > - Read the code, i.e. get the Darwin source and look for any functions > starting with "vfs_". > - Look for open source VFS OSX implementations and study them. > > And be aware that since OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) you will need to have a special > signing "KEXT" certificate from Apple, for which in turn you will need to buy > the yearly membership. And if you have that, you may as well send a tech > support request to Apple asking for pointers on this topic. > > Good luck! > > Thomas > Thomas is correct you need to write a VFS kext and will need to work with Developer Relation to get your kext signed. You may want to check out the source at "http://www.opensource.apple.com/release/mac-os-x-108/“ <http://www.opensource.apple.com/release/mac-os-x-108/%E2%80%9C> There are several file system kext list in that code. Just note this is not a simple task and will require a lot of time and work.
George > > > On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 2:42 AM, Nick <eveningn...@gmail.com > <mailto:eveningn...@gmail.com>> wrote: > Hello list, > I have to create a kind of a virtual storage, and I need it to appear as a > virtual disk drive in the system (a Volume). When the files are copied on > such a "drive", they actually get sent to a server. The drive displays files, > and this list of files is downloaded from a server. > > Could you please point me in the right direction, where to start? Some > keywords would be helpful. > What is the right way to do this? > > I believe this would require implementing an IOKit kext driver? > > Thank you > > _______________________________________________ > Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. > Filesystem-dev mailing list (Filesystememail@example.com > <mailto:Filesystemfirstname.lastname@example.org>) > Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: > https://lists.apple.com/mailman/options/filesystem-dev/tempelmann%40gmail.com > <https://lists.apple.com/mailman/options/filesystem-dev/tempelmann%40gmail.com> > > This email sent to tempelm...@gmail.com <mailto:tempelm...@gmail.com> > > > > > -- > Thomas Tempelmann, http://www.tempel.org/ <http://www.tempel.org/> > Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tempelorg > <https://twitter.com/tempelorg> > Read my programming blog: http://blog.tempel.org/ > <http://blog.tempel.org/>_______________________________________________ > Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. > Filesystem-dev mailing list (Filesystememail@example.com) > Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: > https://lists.apple.com/mailman/options/filesystem-dev/gcolley%40apple.com > > This email sent to gcol...@apple.com
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