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SubjectRe: reiser4 plugins
Hubert Chan wrote:

>On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 03:06:19 -0500, David Masover <ninja@slaphack.com> said:
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>>Hubert Chan wrote:
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>>>The main thing blocking file-as-dir is that there are some
>>>locking(IIRC?) issues. And, of course, some people wouldn't want it
>>>to be merged into the mainline kernel. (Of course, the latter
>>>doesn't prevent Namesys from maintaining their own patches for people
>>>to play around with.)
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>>What's the locking issue? I think that was more about transactions...
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>It was whatever was Al Viro's (technical) complaint about file-as-dir.
>I don't remember exactly what it was. The technical people know what it
>is (and the Namesys guys are probably working on it), and the exact
>issue doesn't concern us non-technical people that much, so I don't feel
>like looking it up. But if you want to, just look for Al Viro's message
>in this thread.
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Cycle detection when hard links to directories are allowed. There is a
debate over whether cycle detection is feasible that can only be
resolved by working code or a formal proof that it is not
computationally feasible.

Hans
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