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    SubjectRe: creating live virtual files by concatenation
    Rik van Riel wrote:

    >On Sat, 25 Feb 2006, Peter Foldiak wrote:
    >
    >>sub-file" corresponding to a key-range. Writing a chapter should change the
    >>book that the chapter is part of. That is what would make it really valuable.
    >>Of course it would have all sorts of implications (e.g. for metadata for each
    >>part) that need to be thought about, but it could be done properly, I think.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >What happens if you read the first 10kB of a file,
    >and one of the "chapters" behind your read cursor
    >grows?
    >
    >Do you read part of the same data again when you
    >continue reading?
    >
    >Does the read cursor automatically advance?
    >
    >
    You should probably continue where you left off .

    >Your idea changes the way userspace expects files
    >to behave...
    >
    >
    Yes, I know.
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