very simple datastore reimplementation

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at
Thu May 8 10:06:24 EDT 2008

On 5/8/08, Jim Gettys <jg at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 13:09 +0000, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> > I'm having trouble understanding what you are requesting and what
> > could be done about that.
> >
> > Can you please enumerate the requirements that affect the internal
> > file layout and any other view that we may be able to provide?
> That there is *some* hope of finding a file by a human in a raw file
> system, that can be done with software already present on the system....

With the proposed metadata text file, there's already that hope. You
think it's not enough and you may very well be right. What I'm asking
is: how big an effort are we willing to devote to this and until which
point we want to compromise on robustness and simplicity?

> This may be to enable manual retrieval in backups (without having to
> restore everything) as well as interoperability.  Just having a name
> that is a hash makes this tough...

Is it ok if only the last version of this file is available in that
way? Past versions may be stored as reverse deltas.



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