NC State University

Department of Computer Science Colloquia 2002-2003

Date:   Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Time:   3:30 PM (Talk)
Place:   402A Withers Hall, NCSU Historical Campus (click for courtesy parking request)

Speaker:  Vincent Freeh , University of Notre Dame

The Modify-on-Access Filesystem

Abstract:   The Modify-on-Access (Mona) filesystem is an active filesystem that cooperates with processes to accomplish tasks. Mona uses modular streaming operations, we call transformations, to transparently perform actions on behalf of a user process when a file is accessed. In addition, Mona is an ideal programming interface for the increasing number of active or intelligent devices. This talk motivates Mona's design, describes several streaming transformations, and reports our experiences using Mona to build a variety of active systems.

Short Bio:   Vincent Freeh received his PhD in computer science from the University of Arizona in 1996. His research is mostly in systems, primarily distributed systems, filesystems, and operating systems. In 1998, Vince received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. The following year IBM honored him with a Faculty Development award.

Host:   Mladen Vouk and Robert Fornaro

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