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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
Paul Jackson wrote:

>Helge wrote:
>
>
>>So an old "tar" won't get this right as it will assume that an object
>>is either file or directory.
>>
>>
>
>There are many backup apps, not just one. I've written a few myself,
>none of which will ever be worthy of notice. The sourceforge
>Topic.System.Archiving.Backup lists 335 projects at present.
>
>I find the idea that most backup tools and scripts will silently
>stop working correctly to be pretty scary.
>
>
They won't stop working, they will merely not support
the new features. That is only a problem if
you actually use those features. If all you have
is plain files and plain directories - no problem. Not
if files-as-directories are implemented right.

Helge Hafting
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