Database Filesystem? (Was Tracker in Edgy?)

John Nilsson john at
Mon Jul 3 02:36:02 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 14:33 -0500, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> I'll throw my two cents in. The filesystem isn't really hierarchical
> for
> the users as much as for the system itself. It would be hard to find
> another paradigm for a storage mechanism that fit a
> module/package/application based operating system like most Unixes and
> Windows. Programs need to store data. That data needs to be on the
> disk.
> The disk is the file system. I would hate for /bin to be some weird
> query into a metadata based system. It doesn't need to be.

OTOH there is no reason why the "hierarchy" can't be more like a
DOM-tree, taking advantage of technologies much like name spaces,
schemas, XPath and such...


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