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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    Hi!

    > Say there's a way to cd into a tgz file to look around. If the
    > access methods through the kernel get routed back to a user-space
    > process (which probably does some amount of caching in memory and on
    > disk of uncompressed bits of the archive), it could be a bit slower
    > than if it were all in-kernel. The thing is that the processing time

    Exactly. See uservfs.sf.net. It is using coda hooks into the kernel.

    > be done in userspace.) Besides, even if it were a LOT slower to
    > access a tgz file without extracting it first, I would STILL think it
    > was wonderful AND use it a LOT.

    Go ahead :-).


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