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SubjectRe: [RFC] Union mount readdir support in glibc
Miklos Szeredi wrote:
>>> Actually, do we really need it other than to 0 and to current position
>>> (i.e. full rewind and a no-op)?
>>>
>> Ever heard of the little function "telldir"?
>>
>
> Actually, telldir/seekdir is already broken for some filesystems (NFS
> comes to mind). POSIX was really crazy to require a working seekdir
> implementation, and userspace should quickly start _not_ using it.
>
>

What makes you think that telldir/seekdir don't work for NFS? The over the
wire protocols clearly take values which could be retrieved and stored via
those interfaces.

ps

> The more new filesystems it doesn't work, the better, IMHO.
>
> Miklos
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