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On Fri, 2 Jul 1999, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> > Introducing default files will break fstat(2).
>
> How so?

Well, you open a directory, then fstat() it. Either fstat() returns the
data on the directory, which will make it difficult to "tail -f" the file
- - You cannot use stat/lstat because the file may have been removed since,
or it returns the data on the file, which will break all old programs.

Simon

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