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Re: st_brthtime support for findutils-4.3.x

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: st_brthtime support for findutils-4.3.x
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 17:55:23 +0000

On 3/6/07, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:

Cygwin may be adding the feature of st_birthtime in the upcoming 1.7.0
(sparked by this thread), since NTFS is another filesystem that tracks
creation time alongside change time.  Findutils will be an interesting
test case to see that cygwin gets it implemented nicely.  Are there any
standards documents that mention st_birthtime, or is it just an
unstandardized extension at the moment?

I think it is unstandardised.  It had previously been called
st_createtime but Eric Allman changed it to st_birthtime to avoid
potential confusion with st_ctime.  I think we should ask the FreeBSD
implementers if there is any standard or guideline that (other)
implementers of the feature should be aware of.  I have CC'ed Kirk

The relevant change in FreeBSD to src/sys/kern/vfs_syscalls.c was
comitted in 2002 by Kirk McKusick


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