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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4


On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Rik van Riel wrote:
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> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Diego Calleja wrote:
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> > All this looks like reinventing the file/directory concept wheel.
> > Instead of adding support for streams and "use files as directories",
> > why not orientate it to "use directories as files? Streams could very
> > well be provided by directories containing files,
>
> So all I need to do is "cat /bin | gzip -9 > /path/to/backup.tar.gz" ?

No no. The stream you get from a directory is totally _independent_ of the
contents of the directory. Anything else would be pointless.

Linus
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