[PATCH 0/6] Extended file stat system call
dhowells at redhat.com
Thu Apr 26 08:04:07 MDT 2012
Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> 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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