Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Nov 2010 22:40 UTC, submitted by rhyder
Linux "For a fairly scruffy looking guy, I have a surprisingly healthy approach to organising my files. However, I'm constantly pushing up against the limitations of a system that is based around directories. I'm convinced that Linux needs to make greater use of tagging, but I'm also beginning to wonder if desktop Linux could abandon the hierarchical directory structure entirely."
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RE[5]: Not just tagging
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 9th Nov 2010 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not just tagging"
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Write locks are exclusive locks in databases as well and do not allow reading. The reason is that you would be reading data that is invalid or could be invalid. A file system that allowed reading of a file that is being written to would not be able to produce reliable data.

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