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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    Rik van Riel wrote:

    >On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Andrew Morton wrote:
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    >>All of which can be handled in userspace library code.
    >>
    >>What compelling reason is there for doing this in the kernel?
    >>
    >>
    >
    >There's a compelling reason to do it in userspace. If an
    >unaware program copies or moves such a file with streams
    >inside, it doesn't break the streams and aware programs will
    >continue to see them.
    >
    >OTOH, if we had the streams in the kernel, unaware applications
    >would continuously break the metadata and streams that the
    >streams aware programs expect !
    >
    >
    >
    Well, first off, you don't want streams in the kernel, you want all the
    little pieces that can be composed together into a stream if you so
    choose. Streams are ugly, the pieces are all cool.
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