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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 01:22:55PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> >
> > For one thing _I_ didn't decide about xattrs anyway. And I still
> > haven't seen a design from you on -fsdevel how you try to solve the
> > problems with files as directories.
> Hey, files-as-directories are one of my pet things, so I have to side with
> Hans on this one. I think it just makes sense. A hell of a lot more sense
> than xattrs, anyway, since it allows scripts etc standard tools to touch
> the attributes.
> It's the UNIX way.

I thought the UNIX way is "everything's a file", not "everything's a

> Will it potentially break something? Sure. Do we care? Me, I'll take that
> kind of extension _any_ day over xattrs, that are fundamentally flawed in
> my opinion and totally useless.

There's always the option that they're both broken.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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