Resier4 and streams

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Aug 24 23:28:22 GMT 2004

On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 11:18:37AM +0200, Simo Sorce wrote:
> Seem we may have soon a way to test streams and possibly fast:
> "
> In Reiser4 (but not ReiserFS 3) an object can be both a file and a
> directory at the same time. If you access it as a file, you obtain the
> named sequence of bytes. If you use it as a directory you can obtain
> files within it, directory listings, etc. There was a lengthy discussion
> on the Linux Kernel Mailing List about whether this was technically
> feasible to do. I won't reproduce it here except to summarize that Linus
> showed that this was feasible without "breaking" VFS.
> Allowing an object to be both a file and a directory is one of the
> features necessary to to compose the functionality present in streams
> and attributes using files and directories."
> Taken from:

The linux filesystem crew is not happy..... I'm on the list, they're
already moaning about this.


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