Re: [PATCH 0/6] Extended file stat system call
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- Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6] Extended file stat system call
- From: David Howells <dhowells@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:04:07 +0100
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Paul Eggert <eggert@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 04/19/2012 09:32 AM, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > I have no comment on the functionality. But "xstat" is probably a poor
> > choice of name.
> In AIX 7.1 the (similar) function is called statxat instead of xstat.
> The API isn't exactly the same, but it's the same basic idea.
> Might be worth looking at, not merely to see whether the API
> should be the same, but also to borrow good ideas even if not.
Interesting. I wasn't intending to provide both statx() and statxat()
variants, just the latter, in which case I'd've though that -at suffix is
I note that they split their time fields into separate seconds and ns fields,
presumably for better packing.
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