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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
July 30, 2001 04:33
Subject:
Re: [PATCH] Re: Bug in File::Find
Message ID:
20010730123259.C93963@plum.flirble.org
On Sat, Jul 28, 2001 at 10:36:39AM +0200, Tels wrote:
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> 
> Moin,
> 
> On 27-Jul-01 Nicholas Clark tried to scribble about:

> > But it's probably easier to patch the adfs filesystem on Linux to give a
> > link count of 1 for directories. [there is no real . or .. entry - it's
> > faking it. And even if Russell King doesn't want such a change, I'm
> > compiling my kernels, not him :-)]
> 
> Bugger! ;) Just ask him kindly, I don't think "usefull" (instead of
> "right/wrong) nlink counts hurt, but they help some people. Like us ;)

He said he'd look at the specs, then realised that he didn't have the right
POSIX or Single Unix Specifications around.

> > And adfs is hardly "really big"
> 
> What does adfs stand for?

Advanced Disc Filing System [it superceded Acorn's older "Disc Filing System"]
but I think that it may be in the linux tree as Acorn Disk Filing System.

> > Until someone can show me a spec that says that the link count on POSIX
> > systems should behave in this way, I'd urge avoiding describing this as
> > "wrong".
> 
> You know what I mean.

Yes, I do.
But it's wrong to call it "wrong" without a spec that says it's wrong.

Nicholas Clark
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EAGAIN: http://plum.flirble.org/~nick/CV.html

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