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SubjectRe: BIG files & file systems
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>>>>> " " == Nikita Danilov <Nikita@Namesys.COM> writes:

> But there still is a problem with applications (if any) calling
> seekdir/telldir directly...
Agreed. Note however that the semantics for seekdir/telldir as
specified by SUSv2 are much weaker than those in our current
getdents()+lseek().

From the Opengroup documentation for seekdir, it states that:

On systems that conform to the Single UNIX Specification, Version 2,
a subsequent call to readdir() may not be at the desired position if
the value of loc was not obtained from an earlier call to telldir(),
or if a call to rewinddir() occurred between the call to telldir()
and the call to seekdir().

IOW assigning a unique offset to each and every entry in the directory
is overkill (unless the user is calling telldir() for all those
entries).

Cheers,
Trond
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