Thinking about WinFS

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I'm currently watching the Channel 9 video about WinFS, and I'm using this post to keep track of the questions & thoughts I've while seeing it:

  • One big one is the ability to delete a file while someone is holding it open. NTFS doesn't allow it, but most of the Linux file system does. The issue here is the ability to upgrade core components without rebooting. If WinFS would make it possible to delete a file while some program is using it, the reasons for reboots would suddenly drop sharply.
  • What happen if I've a relationship between files and I copy the set of file to a non-winfs medium (ftp, zip, cd, etc) and then I copy it back to a winfs medium, what happen to the relationships, the meta data?
    From the video it looks like it should work.