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Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 23:45:45 +0100
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On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 04:29:29PM -0600, Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom wrote:
>       actually, yes you can. if you have a cluster filesystem (like GFS)
> and syslog only opens the logfile for appending when it needs to write
> something,

Those ifs are large.  Any file system standard can not assume such things as
cluster filesystems or specific behaviour of syslog.

> but it *can* be done. 

It can be done but not in a way that is of any interest for the standard.

> I mostly bring it up as an example of a reason we should retain
> flexibility in our standards, to accomodate uses that the designers hadn't
> conceived of. :)

This is not the purpose of a standard.  The purpose of a standard is exactly
the opposite.


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