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SubjectRe: Extensions to HFS filesystem
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Followup to:  <199604292012.QAA12599@krakatoa.ccs.neu.edu>
By author: Albert Cahalan <albert@ccs.neu.edu>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> I hate the way umsdos does this. Each device file, link, fifo,
> and socket, uses a disk cluster. That's often 16 kB per device file,
> and /dev has quite a few.
>

Sorry, but you're just plain wrong. Link yes (but so do most UNIX
filesystems), but not for device files, fifos or sockets.

>
> > The question of how to handle hard links remains open. I
> > don't like what UMSDOS does, but can't think of a good alternative.
>
> If you can't do it right, DON'T DO IT, PLEASE!!!
>
> The umsdos filesystem is severely broken. There are very few times
> that a symbolic link is not equivalent to a hard link. You don't
> even need hard links on the root partition. You could have the system
> call return an error or make a symbolic link (a mount option?), but
> please don't try to pretend that hard links exist when they don't.
>

Sorry, but POSIX require them. Just don't use them if you don't like'm.

-hpa

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