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Re: AW: Hard links on Win2k/XP

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-07-22 15:13:24 CEST

Julian Reschke wrote:
> That may be true, but I think it would be worth avoiding that. For
> instance, you may have a filesystem mapped to a WebDAV server (Xythos,
> MacOSX, DavFS), in which case you certainly want to avoid destruction
> and re-creation of resources.

The current behavior, vis-a-vis hardlinks, is the best (and possibly only) way
to safely handle multiuser access to resource (copy, unlink, rename). If the
backend filesystem cannot efficiently handle that, then the backend filesystem
is not an appropriate choice for use in this manner.


John Peacock
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