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    SubjectRe: [RFC] mount flag "direct"
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    On Tuesday 03 September 2002 17:44, Peter T. Breuer wrote:
    > > > Scenario:
    > > > I have a driver which accesses a "disk" at the block level, to which
    > > > another driver on another machine is also writing. I want to have
    > > > an arbitrary FS on this device which can be read from and written to
    > > > from both kernels, and I want support at the block level for this idea.
    > >
    > > You cannot have an arbitrary fs. The two fs drivers must coordinate with
    > > each other in order for your scheme to work. Just think about if the two
    > > fs drivers work on the same file simultaneously and both start growing the
    > > file at the same time. All hell would break lose.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Rik also mentioned that objection! That's good. You both "only" see
    > the same problem, so there can't be many more like it..

    (intentionally misinterpreting) No indeed, there are aren't many problems
    like it, in terms of sheer complexity.

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    Daniel
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