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    SubjectRe: [prepatch] address_space-based writeback
    At 23:47 03/05/02, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
    >On 3 May 2002 10:49, Helge Hafting wrote:
    > > Changing unix is doable _if_ you can show a significant benefit.
    > > The more utilities you want to break, the more benefit you need to show.
    > > I don't think you can send the inode to the land of
    > > "8-char limited passwords" by pushing "simpler management of fstabs"
    > > though.
    >
    >I'm afraid I can't present benefits big enough.
    >
    >I was thinking of fs driver (NFS,reiser,NTFS,FAT,...) developers'
    >pain, not about my /etc/fstab editing.

    NTFS has native inode numbers which are persistent across reboot so this is
    a non-issue. The only thing is that inode numbers on ntfs are 64 bit and
    not 32 bit but that is much a user space issue as a kernel issue...

    Best regards,

    Anton


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