Minimum set of primitives?
Thu, 19 Mar 1998 19:22:53 +0100 (GMT+0100)
>>>>> "Kragen" == Kragen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Kragen> - nonvolatile media can be removed and moved to another machine. It's
Kragen> useful if they can be read on that other machine. This means being
Kragen> careful about cross-device links. This is especially useful in the
Kragen> case of floppy disks, Zip disks, Jaz drives, etc., but even ordinary
Kragen> hard drives are important.
Hum, that gives rise to a non-trivial question: how to handle
references, gc and removable media in an hybrid memory/disk system? I
mean, what happens if referenced objects are lost? How "ls -la" things
would work on such a system?
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