maxim at macomnet.ru
Thu Sep 28 06:40:28 UTC 2006
The following reply was made to PR docs/100494; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Maxim Konovalov <maxim at macomnet.ru>
To: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:35:06 +0400 (MSD)
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Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 03:09:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: waldeck at gmx.de
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Subject: Re: Re: Re: docs/100494
you did not answer my last email!
> I'm not sure I understand your quiestion completely. In UFS2 there is
> a lazy inode allocation mechanism but it is irrelevant to the topic
> because st_birthtime is an attribute of the file the inode refers.
1. birthtime is NOT a standard Un!x feature.
2. The biological term "birth" is misleading and unsuitable!
3. A clear and evident definition is required!
4. During the file creation a inode is allocated.
5. This time is saved in st_birthtime.
man 1 stat should be:
> a, m, c, B
> The time file was last accessed or modified, of when the
> inode was last changed, or the time of file creation
> (the so called birth time of the inode).
> inode was last changed, or the birth time of the inode.
man 2 stat should be:
> st_birthtime Time when the file was created and the inode was allocated.
> st_birthtime Time when the inode was created.
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