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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    Hi!

    > | You do need extra tools anyway, placing them in the kernel is cheating
    > (and
    > | absolutely pointless, IMHO).
    >
    > Repeat after me: plugins in kernel does NOT equal tools in kernel.
    >
    > It's not hard to, for instance, imagine a generic plugin for archive
    > manipulation which talks to a userspace daemon/library. The kernel
    > doesn't know anything other than (maybe) a list of extensions that are
    > archives. All else is handled in userspace -- the idea that "this is a
    > zipfile" and "zipfiles can be extracted with the 'zip' command" are all
    > in userspace.
    >
    > It's not about the kernel, it's about the interface. And see my other mail:
    > cat foo.zip/README
    > less foo.zip/contents/bar.c
    > is a lot easier than
    > lynx http://google.com/search?q=zip
    > emerge zip
    > man zip
    > unzip foo.zip
    > cat bar.c
    > which already assumes quite a lot of expertise.

    If you only want nice user interface, you can have that today. Its
    done using coda, and hosted at uservfs.sf.net.
    Pavel
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