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SubjectRe: The argument for fs assistance in handling archives (was: silent semantic changes with reiser4)
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On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 03:13:35 EDT, Jan Harkes said:
> On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 07:19:47PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> > On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 22:38:54 +0200, Frank van Maarseveen said:
> > > cd /dev/cdrom
> > > ls
> >
> > And the CD in the drive at the moment is AC/DC "Back in Black". What
> > should this produce as output?
>
> Hehe, cdfs already figured that one out. Ofcourse you show the
> individual tracks as .wav files.

That's sidestepping the *real* issue - which is that you need reasonable semantics
even if you don't have cdfs or whatever special gee-wizz-bang driver handy.

Consider an embedded system - it may have iso9660 support, and boot off a CD
like Knoppix, but not have cdfs. What do you do then?

(For bonus points, figure out the security issues involved in dealing with an intentionall
corrupted image on a CD......)[unhandled content-type:application/pgp-signature]
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