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    SubjectRe: (reiserfs) Re: I discussed reading directories as files with jra, Stallman, and
    In local.linux-kernel, you wrote:
    > Yes, good question. I have answers. :-)

    Great, and thanks for providing them!

    > The answer involves something a bit like Hurd translators. Microsoft
    > calls them "reparse points". It also involves a shared library, called
    > a DLL in the Windows environment.
    [lost of explanation snipped]

    How does that differ from OS-provided marshalling?
    Why would the OS do this?
    Do me this looks like something the CORBA persistance service should do
    for you, not the OS.

    I can see a whole slew of security problems having kernel drivers do
    user-space conversions.

    Felix

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