Subject: Re: proposed: changes to "etc" (?)
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Seifert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/10/1997 12:37:34
> > 1. A user mode configuration library that uses a protected
> > binary file. (a *gasp* registry)
The ultimate authority must be a plain ascii file.
If a binary file is desired for performance reasons,
it could be "compiled" from the text file, like sendmail
used to do.
> For example, imagine an RCS filesystem
> built with a user space filesystem and the RCS commands. When a file is
> opened, the daemon does an 'co -l' on the file. When the file is closed,
> the daemon does a 'ci -u'.
No thank you. I often open files without wanting to do a "co -l"
on them. Ditto for closing them.