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RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Julian Reschke [SMTP:reschke@muenster.de]
> Sent:	Friday, August 06, 1999 1:21 PM
> To:	Jo-Even.Skarstein@gjensidige.no; mint@fishpool.com
> Subject:	RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b
> > Yes, but if u:\ supported Frename() as I suggested, this will still work
> > with the desktop, ren etc. The applications doesn't know that there's
> > anything special about u:\, but the implementation must ofcourse differ
> > radically from Frename() in a real filesystem.
> UNIFS can't support Frename() to another filesystem, because it would be
> cross-filesystem.
Basically what you're saying is "Frename() won't work across filesystems,
because Frename() doesn't work across filesystems".

But if the kernel actually supported arbitrary mounting-points, is it
impossible to use Frename() on U: to actually move these around? That was
the whole point of my suggestion - there are other ways to implement
mounting than the traditional unix-way.

> But then those programs would rely on the user setting up the system
> correctly. It's much better to keep the mounts on U:\ and just hide them
> from shells / desktops.
If it can be done it's ofcourse the best solution. But I don't see a point
in hiding these just to hide them, if you can't move then mount-point around
I don't see any point in changing it at all.

Jo Even Skarstein