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    SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?
    jas88@cam.ac.uk (James Sutherland)  wrote on 14.08.00 in <Pine.LNX.4.10.10008140021190.2852-100000@dax.joh.cam.ac.uk>:

    > On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
    > > On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, James Sutherland wrote:
    > > > > Dealing with aliases hell on VFAT was enough.
    > > >
    > > > Eh? This looks like a complete non-sequitur from where I'm sitting. NTFS
    > > > isn't VFAT, and there are no aliases involved.
    > > >
    > > > > Yes, NTFS will miss some of the "wonders" (objects are different,
    > > > > after all), but even the rest is more than enough.
    > > >
    > > > What "wonders", and how would NTFS "miss" them?
    > >
    > > There are two sorts of crap in handling namespace on VFAT.
    > > * you are getting short names. They behave partially as hardlinks,
    > > partially as hell knows what. They can disappear upon rename (two
    > > different objects become the same). Name that used to be absent may become
    > > present just because you've created a file with totally unrelated name.
    > > You can have several aliases for the same directory. That's the hell NTFS
    > > may miss.
    >
    > IMO, we can drop all that. If NT can, so can we...

    ... but NT can't.

    > Nah. Let's just drop short filenames.

    NT still has short filenames. Including on NTFS. What they don't have is
    dentries.

    MfG Kai

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