[Dirvish] Dirvish/rsync thinking partition is 'new'

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Mon Mar 7 17:49:05 UTC 2011


On Mon 07 Mar 2011, Dale Amon wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 12:47:23PM +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> > On Sun 06 Mar 2011, Dale Amon wrote:
> > > 
> > > Oh futz. Hard links don't allow a new directory entry with different
> > > metadata. I had not thought that all the way through.
> > 
> > I get a sense of misunderstanding here about how files, directories and
> > inodes really work, so I'll volunteer some info now :)
> 
> I understand all too well. That's why my forehead is 
> still sore ;-)

:-)

It's just that the phrase "new directory entry with different metadata"
is so wrong :-)


Paul


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