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    SubjectRe: The argument for fs assistance in handling archives
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    Linus Torvalds wrote:
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    | On Thu, 2 Sep 2004, David Masover wrote:
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    |>reiser4 kernel will contain knowledge of fs type contained in a file.
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    | That's a disaster, btw.
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    | There is no one "fs type" of a file. Files have at _least_ one type
    | (bytestream), but most have more. Which is why automatically doing the
    | right thing (in the sense you seem to want) in kernel space is simply not
    | possible.

    Oops, my bad. The interface is kernel, the file type database is user.
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