On 19/08/2008, at 10:13 AM, Jeff Rogers wrote:
John Caruso wrote:
The system needs to be free to do some things to improve
performance with the understanding that the user needs to be aware
of those things or risk bad behaviour. I wouldn't call it an
unreasonable assumption that a file with the same name (and same
modtime etc) is the same file.
You can run into a very similar problem with NFS (i.e., attribute
caching causing a modified file to appear not so) and people have
learned to deal with that.
the problem is that this can occur even if the filename is changed,
and I'd argue that pretty convincingly violates the principle of
yes, of course the system needs to make some assumptions about what
it can optimise, but if the contents of /tmp/userinfo-71562 might get
served back when I've asked for /tmp/userinfo-61453 then there's
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