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    SubjectRe: OFFTOPIC: e2fsprogs and +2Gb partitions
    Mark H. Wood writes:
    > On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > [much, including]
    > > And why is duplication bad? That's just some semi-religious mantra, but it
    > > has absolutely no meaning. Instead of calling it duplication, think of it
    > > as "replication", which for some strange reason is considered a positive
    > > thing in CS, even though it means the same thing as "duplication" which
    > > has these silly negative connotations.
    >
    > "Duplication" tends to be read as "we have multiple copies of the
    > information and they are maintained in parallel by hand". "Replication"
    > tends to be read as "we have multiple copies of the information and some
    > automatic mechanism keeps them consistent within a few
    > {seconds|minutes|hours}". Given what I know about my own ability to keep
    > things consistent manually, I much prefer replication to duplication.
    > Does that help?

    Nicely put!

    Regards,

    Richard....

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