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Re: [patch #5690] Clean up case code

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [patch #5690] Clean up case code
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 14:04:13 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> I can see two alternative ways to overcome this, but neither are
> particularly nice:
> 1. Copy the case locally, write to it, and replace it into the
>    flexifile. This wouldn't be very efficient if we're dealing with
>    very large cases.
> 2. Introduce some kind of special case for use in flexifiles which
>    allows writing.
> I'm leaning towards 1, because it'd be easier to implement, and this
> operation wouldn't need to happen fast.

By the way, if this is bothering you while you're waiting for my
spiffy new code, feel free to check in some kind of stopgap.
Only wimps use tape backup: _real_ men just upload their important stuff
on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)
        -- Linus Torvalds

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