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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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