ext4 - getting at birth time (file create time) and getting/setting nanosecond time stamps and utime

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Oct 19 12:58:55 MDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 12:55:29PM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> As for _updating_ create time, isn't that sort of defeating the purpose
> of create time?

Yes, you would think so, wouldn't you. Unfortunately that's
the way Windows behaves (create time can be updated) so that's
what we have to emulate. If does indeed make no sense (it's
just another timestamp meta-data that can't be used for auditing
at that point).


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