> Er, no, 'going beyond the standard' is what *ext4* should do
And that's going to help the broken application running on another filesystem exactly how? The problem with hypocrisy here is not related to ext4 - it related to application code.
BTW, it is obvious that Ted already decided to make sure ext4 does that. The man is not stupid - he doesn't want the file system rejected over this - no matter how wrong the people blaming ext4 for this are.
> Agreed the apps are buggy, but I think this is a deficiency in POSIX, rather than anything else.
Well, yeah - the spec is, shall we say - demanding. But, it is what it is. We tell Microsoft not to ignore the specs. What makes us so special that we can? I would suggest nothing. If we take the right to demand that from Microsoft, we should make sure we do it ourselves.