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SubjectRe: [RFC] Additional pad in struct stat(64)
On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 04:12:41PM +0200, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
> >>>>> Christoph Hellwig writes:
>
> > Hi Linus,
> > In the last weeks I've done some work on implement real working
> > 4.4BSD file flags for Linux. This stuff does almost work.
> > (No, I don't want to submit it for 2.4 - don't hit the D key :))
> > Besides some syscalls (chflags, fchflags, lchflags) this needs
> > an additional field in struct stat.
> > On 32bit architectures this shouldn't be a real problem -
> > we have a new struct stat64 and adding a field before Linux 2.4
> > and glibc 2.2 are out shouldn't be a real problem.
>
> glibc 2.1 and 2.2 use the same struct stat64.

Ok.
But glibc seems to ignore additional pad at the end of struct stat
(the new st_ino stuff worked, too).
For glibc 2.2 there would simply be a new version number for the xstat hack.

Christoph

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