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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla1.2 on cygwin

From: Charles Duffy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla1.2 on cygwin
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 12:36:14 -0600

On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 09:04, Jan Hudec wrote:
> No. Inodes are used to detect changes. This is useless for that purpose.

The inode numbers themselves can't be used to detect changes -- inode
numbers don't necessarily change when the file is altered. The _other_
data in the inode (file size, mtime, etc) is certainly used to detect
changes -- but those are all easy to get to in FAT, inodes or no.

Now, if you want to look them up _by inode number_, then you'd need a
reverse mapping... but other than being slow and a PITA, that's still
do-able. (Of course, still better would be to change the code, if
possible, to be capable of doing a lookup by name).

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