Re: [PATCH for testing] cow behaviour for hard links

From: Jörn Engel
Date: Wed Mar 10 2004 - 17:20:17 EST

On Wed, 10 March 2004 21:34:27 +0000, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> I like the idea!


> I keep many hard-linked kernel trees, and local version management is
> done by "cp -rl" to make new trees and then change a few files in
> those trees, compile, test etc. To prevent changes in one tree
> accidentally affecting other trees, I "chmod -R a-r" all but the tree
> I'm currently working on.
> Thats works quite nicely, but it'd be even nicer to not need the
> "chmod", and just be confident that writes won't clobber files in
> another tree by accident.

Same here, that was my main motivation. Ultimately I'd like to see a
lot of SCM functionality inside regular filesystems and this is just
the first step.


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-- Sun Tzu
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