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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
Linus Torvalds wrote:

>For example, it's likely that most filesystems would _not_ allow linking
>of a named stream anywhere else.
Why? It is just a file that inherits its stat data and is referenced by
a concatenation method of its parent directory. The link will also
inherit its stat data from the original parent directory.

> And you might not be able to change the
>permissions or date on the named stream either, since it may or may not
>have a separate date/permission thing from the container.
You should be able to change the permission and data, but when you
change it, you change it for the whole container.
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