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Re: BTRFS file clone support for cp

From: Andi Kleen
Subject: Re: BTRFS file clone support for cp
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:26:46 +0200
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
> Thanks.  I haven't looked, but after reading about the reflink syscall
> [http://lwn.net/Articles/332802/] had come to the same conclusion:
> this feature belongs with ln rather than with cp.

cp already has -l so it would make sense to extend that too.

> Besides, putting the new behavior on a new option avoids
> the current semantic change we would otherwise induce in cp.

I don't see how semantics change in a user visible way.


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