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SubjectRe: If we cannot change file system semantics, we must concede that Bill Gates is right that Linux cannot innovate (was Re: (reiserfs) File systems are semantically impoverished compared) to databases
On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Hans Reiser wrote:

> > Aha - so Hans want open() to work on directories only when app does
> > open("/etc", O_OPEN_DIRECTORY_AS_FILE)
> >
> > ? That will not break anything, but I doubt it is better than
> > open("/etc#opendirasfile", O_RDONLY)
>
> How about open("/etc/", O_RDWR)?
>
> With the user library translating that to open("/etc/..body", O_RDWR)

You lose the ability to have these things read only in that case.

Not ideal...

Matthew.


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