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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    Previously Spam wrote:
    > Also, you are thinking _very_ narrowly now. There are thousands of
    > file formats. Implementing the support for meta-data/ streams/
    > attributes in the kernel will make it possible to use this
    > generically for all files.

    And how many different formats will be used for thumbnails? How many
    different names to indicate a summary for a document?

    Having the ability to add attributes standardizes a way to access that
    data, but not the format and naming of those attributes. It could be
    a step closer to a more flexible way of handling storage, but you have
    to realize that a lot (if not most) of the work still needs to be done
    in userspace.


    Wichert Akkerman <> It is simple to make things. It is hard to make things simple.
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