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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 01:22:55PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > And yes, the semantics can _easily_ be solved in very unixy ways.
    >
    > One way to solve it is to just realize that a final slash at the end
    > implies pretty strongly that you want to treat it as a directory. So what
    > you do is:
    >
    > - without the slash, a file-as-dir won't open with O_DIRECTORY (ENOTDIR)
    > - with the slash, it won't open _without_ O_DIRECTORY (EISDIR)
    >
    > Problem solved. Very user-friendly, and very intuitive.

    That would solve the O_DIRECTORY issue, the dentry aliasing still needs
    work though with the semantics for link/unlink/rename.

    Maybe Hans & you should start 2.7 to work this out? :)

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