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SubjectRe: reiser4 plugins
Hubert Chan <> wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 03:41:00 -0400, Chet Hosey <> said:
> > Horst von Brand wrote:
> >> And who says that a normal user isn't allowed to annotate each and
> >> every file with its purpose or something else?

> Explain how you currently allow users to annotate arbitrary files.

By keeping annotations /outside/ the files.


> The situation is even better with file-as-dir. If the administrator
> wants to allow users to edit the description metadata for the file foo,
> the administrator can set the appropriate permissions for
> foo/.../description, and keep foo read-only.

So now root is responsible in exquisite detail for random other users being
able to keep info about my files?


> Actually, you could use something like unionfs to allow users to keep
> their own annotations without affecting everyone else's.

Again, root has to mount that stuff for each and every user?
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