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Re: [Nmh-workers] tempfile creation

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] tempfile creation
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 11:05:38 +0100

Hi mo,

> the reference-count semantics are immensely useful, but not without
> cost.  it complicates the design of NFS no small amount and is why
> hard links cannot cross demountable volumes.  however, doing without
> those semantics is very difficult to imagine.

What you say is true, but it may be of interest that Bell Labs dropped
the link count IIRC in Plan 9, Unix's successor.




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