[lkml]   [2001]   [Oct]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: fs/ext2/namei.c: dir link/unlink bug? [Re: mv changes dir timestamp
Nilmoni Deb <> writes:

> On 1 Oct 2001, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > Or vice versa, as touch will also go back in time.
> This is not a good idea because once the user has to remember the exact
> time stamp before the move and put that on the moved dir using touch.

You add a mv -p option to do it for you.

> > My question is which semantics are desirable, and why. I conceed
> > that something has changed. And that changing the functionality back
> > to the way it was before may be desireable. But given that the
> > directory is in fact changed my gut reaction is that the new behavior
> > is more correct than the old behavior.
> U r right but most users won't care too much about the ".." link inside
> each dir. Its the other files that really count. If the other files
> remain unchanged then they consider the dir as unchanged.

O.k. So nothing breaks and we just have a suprising change to more
correct behavior. Given that I don't see the case for making a special
case in the code.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:03    [W:0.095 / U:0.036 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site