Thu Sep 15 02:00:36 EDT 2016

External storage as VMs

Not sure where I'm going with this, but I like the idea of looking at
a disk as thing that accepts messages.  Maybe a vm is overkill.  Maybe
a spawning a service would be enough.

The thing is though that a VM provides a namespace.  I.g. FTP to
particular host.  If I mount a disk to a machine, externally it needs
to know both the machine and the mount/export point.

If the disk is plugged into another machine, the name changes, so on
top of this some indirection is necessary.

IP names (or DNS names) are really better.

So it's cleaner.  How to make it minimal?  Install OpenWRT or
buildroot on the container?