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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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