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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
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    On Thursday 26 August 2004 20:57, Rik van Riel wrote:
    > On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > > > 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.
    >
    > It's a relief to know that nobody's taking my humorous
    > suggestion seriously, but now we still have the "standard
    > Unix tools can't manipulate files" problem...

    Is it possible to sufficiently hide "dirs inside files"
    so that old tools will be unable to see them?

    I just checked:

    ls -d /foo does lstat64("/foo", ...)
    ls -d /foo/ does lstat64("/foo", ...)
    but
    ls -d /foo/. does lstat64("/foo/.", ...)

    Will it work out if "dir inside file" will only be visible when referred as "file/."?
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    vda

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