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SubjectRe: Implementing Meta File information in Linux
In message <199809022319.TAA20928@dcl.MIT.EDU>, "Theodore Y. Ts'o" writes:
| Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 17:49:06 -0400 (EDT)
| From: Michael Nelson <>
| I just asked someone at MS and they confirmed that NSS does indeed use
| NTFS streams (NSS is implemented as a file system filter). The filter
| Given that you have to implement a structured storage interface on top
| of a flat file for non-NTFS filesystems, why not simply always do it
| that way in user space?

There's the right way, and then there's the Microsoft way. :-) Ugly
hackery to make up for deficiencies in their "OSes" (in this case, NTFS's
lousy performance) isn't exactly new tactics for them.

brandon s. allbery [os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator [WAY too many hats]
electrical and computer engineering KF8NH
carnegie mellon university

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