Re: symlinks, thumbnails and minor irritations

On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 16:12, Shahms E. King wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 11:46 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 00:01, Shahms E. King wrote:
> > Yes. This is a problem with the way the spec works. We could do better
> > in some cases, if the change is made through nautilus. If someone could
> > work on that that would be nice.
> Would you accept a patch that resolved symlinks in the path after
> failing to find a suitable thumbnail with the original? I'd think hard
> or symbolically linking the equivalent thumbnails might also be
> reasonable to avoid the second check in the future.

I dunno. Thats just gonna fix it for a quite limited subset of uses. And
in your case you want to use a shortcut, not a symlink anyway. 

> I'm almost tempted to suggest an inode/device cache of some sort for
> local files.  That might also solve a number of issues with removable
> devices as well...

<insert kernel hackers rant of how inodes are not stable>

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