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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 10:12:39PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> If we do expose them in the normal namespace, then ".." should work the
> way the namespace looks: if you do ".." on the "attribute directory" of a
> file, you get the directory that the file was in. Ie an old-style
> user-space "getcwd()" would give the right path (well, an old-style
> user-space getcwd() would probably refuse the file on the base that it is
> S_IFREG, but ignoring that..)

Errr, why don't we check what Solaris does in these cases and
see if that makes sense. They do seem to have made some progress
along this path and it wouldn't make sense to create new semantics
just for the sake of it.

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