Subject: Re: code to store the path of the executable in struct proc...
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/25/2007 12:58:09
On Sep 23, 2007, at 4:41 PM, der Mouse wrote:
That sounds like a very drastic change to the traditional Unix model,
> in which files don't have names; rather, links to files have names,
> links can come and go without disturbing the files they are links to.
> If files always have paths, and, worse, there is a "*the* path" for a
> file, something very fundamental has changed.
Don't worry, it's not as drastic as you think. And there is no need
to change the on-disk format of any file systems.
> Will you also be providing replacements for existing filesystems?
> at least, has the "names are attached to links, not files" model wired
> fairly deeply into its on-disk data structures.
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