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Re: [RFC] Filesystem-local databases in mlocate



Miloslav Trmac wrote:


> Can anyone see a problem with the plan, or an important feature that the
> above fails to address?

I love your proposal, but I'm concerned with littering the roots of
all mountpoints with .mlocate and possibily 10 other dot files from
other applications.

I hope that you and the authors of other system services with
similar requirements could get together and come up with a standard
place for these files named .volume/, .info/, .db/ or something
similar.  Subsystems that may want to use it include full-text
search engines, quota, etc.

Great care must be taken to make all this metadata interoperable
between different architectures, operating systems and software
versions.

Maybe the LSB would care to publish a standard within the next
10 years?

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