Re: [PATCH] reiserfs: fix handling of device names with /'s in them

From: Hans Reiser
Date: Mon Jul 17 2006 - 03:27:33 EST

Jeffrey Mahoney wrote:

> Hans Reiser wrote:
> >Jeffrey Mahoney wrote:
> >>This is not
> >>the desired interpretation, which is why we need to replace the pathname
> >>separator in the name. ReiserFS is the component that is choosing to use
> >>the block device name as a pathname component and is responsible for
> >>making any translation to that usage.
> >This makes no sense. I have the feeling you see trees and I see forest.
> No, Hans. I see a problem that has been fixed elsewhere in an identical
> manner. The real solution is to eliminate / from block devices in the
> long run, not to start introducing mount points with different pathname
> interpretation rules. Those may have a place elsewhere, after a tough
> uphill battle, and are most certainly overkill for this problem.
> -Jeff

I don't understand your patch and cannot support it as it is written.
Perhaps you can call me and explain it on the phone.

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