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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.

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http://www.wiggy.net/ It is hard to make things simple.
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