module offers an abstract API for pseudo-file systems such as
. It takes care of all the hairy bits like interfacing with the VFS system, enforcing access control, keeping track of file numbers, and cloning files and directories that are process-specific. The consumer module, i.e., the module that implements the actual guts of the file system, needs only provide the directory structure (represented by a collection of structures declared and initialized by macros provided by
) and callbacks that report file attributes or write the actual file contents into sbufs.