Sun Feb 12 11:54:15 CET 2006

gmailfs and my livecd


I had a few minutes to spare, and was strolling about on
slashdot avenue, when I saw a post from someone mentioning
Being curious of interesting hybrids, I clicked over to the
site, and saw that it was:
Gmail Filesystem provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium. Gmail Filesystem is a Python application and uses the FUSE userland filesystem infrastructure to help provide the filesystem, and libgmail to communicate with Gmail.
Interesting! Not sure how stable it is, but I think I'll give it a little testing. Assuming it fulfills my conditions (stability, security, etc) it might be just the place to save the files I want to keep between reboots on my livecd. Yeah I know, I use a usb stick, but just the other day I read a note somewhere on the net (or was it an old fashioned paper magazine?) that the Flash memory used in USB sticks don't last forever, and that they fade in power after a while. I have no idea how long, but it would be kind of sad if the modifications I save on the usb stick get corrupted. If I use gmailfs, I'll have a Gig to save my configs, as well as the entire /var/log directory. But on the other hand... do I want google to be able to index this kind of info? After all, they aren't doing this as a shining example of altruism...
Feb 11 23:01:12 torleif sshd[26814]: Accepted publickey for fimblo from port 40016 ssh2
Feb 11 23:01:12 torleif sshd(pam_unix)[26819]: session opened for user fimblo by (uid=0)
Feb 11 23:01:37 torleif sshd(pam_unix)[26819]: session closed for user fimblo
Just the thought makes me shudder. *shudder* --