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From: Alexey Dobriyan <>
To: Ulrich Drepper <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] lutimesat: actual syscall and wire-up on i386
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 14:05:09 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 12:45:20PM -0800, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > OK, but I don't recall having seeing a demand for lutimes().  Opinions
> > are sought?
> It's an interface which has been available on other platforms forever
> (lutimes, not lutimesat).  If it can be implemented correctly on the
> interesting file systems I'd say "go ahead", it can only be useful and
> have more benefits than the probably small cost of implementing it.
> If on the other hand important filesystems cannot support lutimes then
> I'd wait with introducing the syscall at least until the support is
> added.

What do you mean by "filesystems cannot support lutimes"? Filesystems
that don't have on-disk timestamps for symlinks?

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-29 10:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-26 11:23 Alexey Dobriyan
2007-01-26 20:39 ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-26 20:45   ` Ulrich Drepper
2007-01-29 11:05     ` Alexey Dobriyan [this message]
2007-01-29 15:07       ` Ulrich Drepper
2007-01-29 16:02         ` Alexey Dobriyan
2007-01-28  7:59 ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-29  9:58   ` Alexey Dobriyan

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