[RFC][PATCH 06/10] cifs: define inode-level cache object and register them

David Howells dhowells at redhat.com
Fri Jun 25 17:04:28 MDT 2010

Jeff Layton <jlayton at samba.org> wrote:

> IIUC, updating mtime for a write is also an attribute change, and that
> affects ctime. According to the stat(2) manpage:

You're right.  Okay, ctime is the more frequently changed.

> > Note that Ext4 appears to have a file creation time field in its inode
> > (struct ext4_inode::i_crtime[_extra]).  Can Samba be made to use that?
> Is it exposed to userspace in any (standard) way? It would be handy to
> have that. While we're wishing...it might also be nice to have a
> standard way to get at the i_generation from userspace too.

Not at present, but it's something that could be exported by ioctl() or


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