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The two sides of reflink()

The two sides of reflink()

Posted May 5, 2009 22:34 UTC (Tue) by ikm (subscriber, #493)
Parent article: The two sides of reflink()

What seems to be an omission in this article is some background information on why this was called for in the first place. From the article, it looks like this syscall came completely out of the blue and that's just it, but I'm sure there's some background, and that kind stuff is always nice to read and know.


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The two sides of reflink()

Posted May 5, 2009 22:55 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330) [Link]

Read the article again; the uses are described (snapshots, more efficient copying).

The two sides of reflink()

Posted May 5, 2009 23:02 UTC (Tue) by ikm (subscriber, #493) [Link]

I wasn't referring to the uses, but rather to a history of the whole thing.


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