Re: reiser4 (was Re: [PATCH] Revised extended attributes interface)

From: Hans Reiser (
Date: Fri Dec 14 2001 - 06:10:57 EST

Brad Boyer wrote:

>Hans Reiser wrote:
>>I remember that I used to be a sysadmin with some NetApp boxes that have
>>a .snapshot directory that is invisible, and has special qualities.
>>It worked. There were no namespace collision problems. None.
>>These things can be survived by users.;-)
>Yes, these things can be survived, but speaking as someone who currently
>has a job involving multiple NetApp boxes, I can say that the .snapshot
>directory has some seriously annoying properties that break tar and
>other programs that expect things to look normal. The snapshots have
>saved my ass a few times, but they're still a pain to work with due
>to a few little quirks. In particular, the files in the snapshot keep
>the same inode number as the actual file. Just remember that clever
>solutions that almost fit the traditional model can have strange
>results over time.
> Brad Boyer

Can you detail the problem?


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