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: Not just tagging
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 5th Nov 2010 00:53 UTC in reply to "Not just tagging"
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2005-11-09

unless you have come up with a magical method of concurancy, there will always be blocking unless you take on mutli- versioning but that brings with it its own issues to think through.

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RE[2]: Not just tagging
by Zifre on Fri 5th Nov 2010 12:33 in reply to "RE: Not just tagging"
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2009-10-04

unless you have come up with a magical method of concurancy, there will always be blocking unless you take on mutli- versioning but that brings with it its own issues to think through.

Nope, there is no blocking. Whenever a transaction would normally block, it is aborted. If two transactions are competing, the one with the higher priority always wins. Regular file operations are treated as transactions with infinite priority, so they are never aborted or blocked for transactions.

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RE[3]: Not just tagging
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 7th Nov 2010 13:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Not just tagging"
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2005-11-09

sounds pretty much like a basic Concurrency control system already in use in every file system.

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