[RndTbl] Advanced file systems

Tim Lavoie tim at fractaldragon.net
Tue Jan 4 15:47:57 CST 2005

On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 02:34:16PM -0600, Sean A. Walberg wrote:
> VMS' file system has versioning.  You'd get a file name like "login.com;1" 
> for the first version, and so forth.
> Not sure about metadata.  ISTR that "files" could be more than just your 
> usual flat file or executable -- variable and fixed length records were 
> intrinsic file types.  There was also a lot of information stored in the 
> metadata, whether or not it is extensible is a mystery to me.
> If you do find a linux file system that supports versioning I'd like to 
> hear about it, since I'd find it handy in some cases.

[Trying this again... Gilbert, you can clobber the other one please.]

Reiser4 is supposed to do something of the sort, though I don't know
if it's considered release-quality yet. This article might help.


C makes it easy for you to shoot yourself in the foot.  C++ makes that
harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
                -- Bjarne Stroustrup

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