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SubjectRe: Used space in bytes
On  9 Nov 00 at 19:18, Jan Kara wrote:
> used (I tried to contact Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com> who should
> be right person to ask about such things (at least I was said so) but go
> no answer...). Does anybody have any better solution?
> I know about two others - really ugly ones:
> 1) fs specific ioctl()
> 2) compute needed number of bytes from st_size and st_blocks, which is
> currently possible but won't be in future

If I may, please do not add it into stat/stat64 structure. On Netware,
computing really used space can take eons because of it has to read
allocation tables to memory to find size. It is usually about 500%
slower than retrieving all other file informations.

Or at least add some parameter to stat so that filesystem can say which
informations are important for you. But I think that ioctl is less
ugly. But that's just my opinion and I know that others here are strongly
against ioctl.
Best regards,
Petr Vandrovec
vandrove@vc.cvut.cz

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