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SubjectRe: Finegrained a/c/mtime was Re: Directory notification problem
On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 01:44:20PM +0100, Padraig Brady wrote:
> But the point is you, only ever would want nano second resolution to make
> sure you notice all changes to a file. A more general (and much simpler)
> solution would be to gen_count++ every time a file's modified. What other
> applications would require better than second resolution on files?

Correlating file timestamps with an event log. Comparing timestamps
on different files (make). Real time is _much_ more useful (not to
mention convenient) than a generation count; and given that we've
survived with second resolution so far, I think the hypothetical
collisions on a nanosecond scale are ignorable.

Andrew
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