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SubjectRe: reiser4 plugins
On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 02:00:49AM -0500, David Masover wrote:
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> Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> > On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 01:27:25 CDT, David Masover said:
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> >>Speaking of backup, that's another nice place for a plugin. Imagine a
> >>dump that didn't have to be of the entire FS, but rather an arbitrary
> >>tree... That might be a nice new archive format. I know Apple already
> >>uses something like this for their dmg packages.
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> >
> > Hmm.. you mean like 'tar' or 'cpio' or 'pax' or 'rsync'? :)
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> No, a dmg is an OS X program installer. It appears to be a disk image
> of sorts. So this is the backup idea in reverse.

Yeah, disk images are really a new invention... It's not like creating
an arbitrarily large solid file and then doing mkfs on it would
accomplish the same thing =)

> They even "optimize" (repack? defrag?) the hard drive after each update.

That's what they call the updating of the prelinking information,
AFAIK.


Regards: David Weinehall
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