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RE: [Bug-tar] Skipped files with --listed-incremental after rename

From: Alex Adriaanse
Subject: RE: [Bug-tar] Skipped files with --listed-incremental after rename
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:50:05 -0500

Great.  By the way, after some more discussion at the linux-kernel mailing
list, Hans Reiser decided that they will go ahead and make the changes I
initially proposed to have ReiserFS update ctime after a rename.  This means
that tar should start working correctly on future kernels running ReiserFS
that implement this patch.  However, implementing this change in tar would
still be useful for any other filesystems that don't update ctimes after
renames (since there is no standard that says to update or leave alone


-----Original Message-----
From: Sergey Poznyakoff [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 3:36 AM
To: Alex Adriaanse
Cc: Paul Eggert; address@hidden
Subject: RE: [Bug-tar] Skipped files with --listed-incremental after

Alex Adriaanse <address@hidden> wrote:

> That'd work.  How much work would it be to produce a patch against 1.13.25
> that adds snapshots of inodes of individual files?  Would you be willing
> produce something like that, and if so, how long do you think it'd take

It is not that difficult. Making it in a backward-compatible way will,
however, take some time. I'll try to add this feature after the planned
release of the alpha version.


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