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    SubjectRe: file as a directory

    > > > You won't get .tar or .tar.gz support in the VFS, for a few simple reasons:
    > > > 1. .tar and .tar.gz are complicated formats, and are therefore better
    > > > left to userland. You can get some of the same effect by using a shared
    > > > library that redefines fopen() and fread() though. It'll work fine for
    > > > the vast majority of apps that happens to use the C library.
    > >
    > > It is not same effect -- with shared library you get no caching. And
    > > that hurts a lot.
    > >
    > The compressed file is still cached, and the library can cache
    > file contents in a shared mapping. It does not have to
    > be a per-process thing.

    Okay, that way you can get it per-user but not system-global...

    People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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