[tahoe-dev] barriers to using tahoe
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Fri Feb 5 00:11:23 UTC 2010
>> Users expect a / directory in a filesystem. Tahoe isn't a filesystem, but it does things a filesystem does (store and
>> retrieve files). They expect to interact with it like a filesystem because they see it as a filesystem.
Nathan Eisenberg wrote:
> That would seem to conflict with the expectation set by the name 'Least Authority File System'.
It is not evident to me why a least authority file system cannot look
and behave like a file system.
What standard file system interactions with an ordinary user are
inappropriate for a least authority file system?
A / directory should be, under the covers, the user's root capability.
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