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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4

    > Spam <> wrote:
    >> Yes, for example documents, image files etc. The multiple data
    >> streams can contain thumbnails, info about who is editing the file
    >> (useful for networked files) etc. Could be used for version handling
    >> and much more.

    > All of which can be handled in userspace library code.

    > What compelling reason is there for doing this in the kernel?

    Because having user space tools and code will make it not work with
    everything. Keeping stuff in the kernel should make the new features
    transparent to the applications.

    Applications that support the new features will benefit, all others
    will continue to work without destroying data.

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