On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 01:57:35PM +0200, RaphaŽl Quinet wrote:
> There is unfortunately one thing that most of these filesystems have
> in common: they are designed to store their data in a partition that
> has a fixed size.  If you create such a filesystem in a regular file,
> you have to pre-allocate the space that you will need for storing your
> data.

Unless, of course, you simply re-use the filesystem, and make the file a
folder instead of a file. It has its definite disadvantages (what do you do
if somebody messes with the case in the filenames, or 8.3 mangle them?), but
I kind of like the idea. :-) (We've discussed this earlier, though. :-) )

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