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Date:	Mon, 17 Jul 2006 20:26:49 -0400
From:	Horst von Brand <>
To:	Hans Reiser <>
cc:	Jeff Mahoney <>,,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	ReiserFS List <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] reiserfs: fix handling of device names with /'s in them 

Hans Reiser <> wrote:
> Jeff Mahoney wrote:
> > Hans Reiser wrote:
> > >Jeff Mahoney wrote:
> > >>1) Because then the behavior of /proc/fs/reiserfs/ would be
> > >>inconsistent. Devices that contain slashes end up being one level deeper
> > >>than other devices, which is silly and a userspace visible change.
> >
> > >And you think translating / to ! is less work for user space?
> >
> >
> > A one line s#/#!# to access devices they couldn't before versus now
> > having to deal with going deeper into a tree for no real reason? Yes,
> > I do.

> I am willing to bet that perl can tree iterate with one line of code....


> Please read the Hideous Name by Rob Pike.

Interesting read.

>                                           You are making it more hideous.

By insisting that something that is /not/ a directory /is/ written as such?
Sorry, they are asking for exactly the opposite.
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