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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
what happens when you ue one of the many software packages around that 
lets windows access a NFS server. when you copy the file to a NFS accessed
drive does it loose part of the data?

David Lang

On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Jamie Lokier
wrote:

> Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 21:31:01 +0100
> From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
> To: Jeremy Allison <jra@samba.org>
> Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>,
> Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
> Denis Vlasenko <vda@port.imtp.ilyichevsk.odessa.ua>,
> Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>, Christer Weinigel <christer@weinigel.se>,
> Spam <spam@tnonline.net>, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
> wichert@wiggy.net, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>, reiser@namesys.com,
> hch@lst.de, Linux Filesystem Development <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
> Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, flx@namesys.com,
> reiserfs-list@namesys.com
> Subject: Re: silent semantic changes with reiser4
>
> Jeremy Allison wrote:
>>> Streams in a Word file?
>>
>> Yep.
>>
>>> Are you saying that when I copy a .doc file onto my Linux box and off,
>>> I lose part of a Word document?
>>
>> Right now no, because when Samba refuses the stream open, Word falls
>> back into a "tar"-like mode where it linearises the streams into the
>> data (it's a legacy mode for storing data on a FAT drive, not an NTFS
>> drive). However, the problem is that no currently supported Microsoft
>> OS doesn't have streams-capable NTFS support.
>
> I meant when I copy not using Samba. For example, I copy the .doc
> file in Windows NT to an FTP server.
>
> Does the FTP operation magically linearise the .doc streams on demand?
>
> Or does FTP lose part of the Word document?
>
> -- Jamie
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