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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,
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    > 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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