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

utz lehmann lkml123 at s2y4n2c.de
Fri Jul 30 15:22:58 MDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 09:40 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> But the fact is, th Unix ctime semantics are insane and largely
> useless. There's a damn good reason almost nobody uses ctime under
> unix.
> So what I'm suggesting is that we have a flag - either per-process or
> per-mount - that just says "use windows semantics for ctime".

When abusing an existing time stamp use atime not ctime please.
ctime has it's uses. atime was just a mistake and is nearly useless.

And with noatime we already have creation time semantics for atime.


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