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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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