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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Had reiser4 fs been completed as initially intended the required functionality would have been added to the VFS layer and more than likely ported to other file systems by now.
Then the "how to we store and access metadata" problem would be solved permanently and universally. (at least on Linux)
Very true but it begs the question of generic picture management policy.
Posted Jun 17, 2010 18:55 UTC (Thu) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
Posted Jun 20, 2010 20:28 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jun 21, 2010 11:59 UTC (Mon) by jond (subscriber, #37669)
Posted Jun 28, 2010 20:53 UTC (Mon) by bjartur (guest, #67801)
Posted Jun 29, 2010 11:22 UTC (Tue) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
- works with tools which think files are just files
- allows other tools to treat files as collections of different data
There are a number of such formats already, what we're lacking is a format that is optimised for multiple-streams for data storage.
Posted Jun 29, 2010 16:41 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jun 29, 2010 17:45 UTC (Tue) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
Posted Jun 29, 2010 20:03 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jun 29, 2010 18:15 UTC (Tue) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Jun 30, 2010 6:59 UTC (Wed) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
Posted Jun 30, 2010 7:19 UTC (Wed) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
this applies to xattr use as well.
Posted Jul 4, 2010 18:21 UTC (Sun) by bjartur (guest, #67801)
Ideally, I'd like simply having mountable files (on Linux you'll need a loop device; preferably in user space) that can be formatted as a directory (multiple named internal data streams), list (multiple indexable streams) or whatever may be invented in the future. Simple bencode some data and mount it to be able to work with it The Unix(R) Way. The tools that work with the data need not care how it's stored on disk, so you can just choose the most efficient format or whatever suits you.
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