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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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