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SubjectRe: reiser4 plugins
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On Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:50:08 -0400 EDT, "Alexander G. M. Smith" <agmsmith@rogers.com> said:

> That sounds equivalent to no hard links (other than the usual parent
> directory one). If there's any directory with two links to it, then
> there will be a cycle somewhere!

What we want is no directed cycles. That is A is the parent of B is the
parent of C is the parent of A. We don't care about A is the parent of
B is the parent of C; A is the parent of B is the parent of C.

OK, here's a random idea that just popped into my head, and to which
I've given little thought (read: none whatsoever), and may be the
stupidest idea ever proposed on LKML, but thought I would just toss it
out to see if it could stimulate someone to come up with something
better (read: sane): Conceptually, foo/.... is just a symlink to
/meta/[filesystem]/[inode of foo].
And a question: is it feasible to store, for each inode, its parent(s),
instead of just the hard link count?

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