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Re: AW: Hard links on Win2k/XP

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2004-07-22 15:16:54 CEST

John Peacock wrote:

> 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.

Of course it will handle that. However, it will loose information that
would be nice if it would be kept (such as inode number, possibly ACLs,
other metadata).

Best regards, Julian

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