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Re: [PATCH 02/18] xstat: Add a pair of system calls to make extended file stats available [ver #6]

From:  David Howells <dhowells-AT-redhat.com>
To:  Jan Engelhardt <jengelh-AT-medozas.de>
Subject:  Re: [PATCH 02/18] xstat: Add a pair of system calls to make extended file stats available [ver #6]
Date:  Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:14:47 +0100
Message-ID:  <30448.1279800887@redhat.com>
Cc:  linux-cifs-AT-vger.kernel.org, linux-nfs-AT-vger.kernel.org, samba-technical-AT-lists.samba.org, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, dhowells-AT-redhat.com, viro-AT-ZenIV.linux.org.uk, linux-fsdevel-AT-vger.kernel.org, linux-ext4-AT-vger.kernel.org
Archive-link:  Article

Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de> wrote:

> Linux already has a creation time field, it's called otime (there is no "b"
> in "creation"), and you will find scattered fragments of that all over the
> kernel (foremost, fs/jfs/, now btrfs, and I also notice sysvipc having
> something with that name).

It is?  It's called crtime in Ext4.  st_btime, however, would be compatible
with BSD's stat, and Samba would just use it by way of autoconf magic if it
appeared.

David



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