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Jamie Lokier writes:
> Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

>> OK, we can have:
>>
>> d Appears in a directory when BSD filename types are used.
>> i Used in an on-disk inode or directory structure.
>> s Can be returned in struct stat.
>
> Are d and i different? Is whiteout the only difference?

S_IFSHAD is ACL data, so I doubt it can appear in a directory.
S_IFWHT of course only appears in directories.
S_IFCMP appears in VxFS inodes, but might be S_IFREG to users.

Some of the stream-like file types might not exist on disk at all.

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