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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
On Thu, 2004-08-26 at 16:50, Christophe Saout wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 26.08.2004, 16:38 -0400 schrieb Lee Revell:
> > > It has always bugged me that Gnome and KDE implement their own VFS layers.
> >
> > Same here. This always seemed like something the kernel should be able
> > to handle. It seems to me that if reiser4 had been available at the
> > time the Gnome and KDE developers would not have needed to do this.
> Well, the kernel doesn't have a filesystem that speaks http, scp and
> those things. GnomeVFS is URL-based. It has some pseudo-protocols that
> extract a pseudo directory-tree for all installed applications + the
> changes the used made, created on the fly from a set of XML files that
> are read-only and system-wide and the user-overridden changes. I don't
> know if all of these things would really make sense inside the kernel.

True. FWIW, I never use most of those features. It's just too damn
slow. Windows seems to implement all of the useful features of
GnomeVFS, and they are 10x faster.


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