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SubjectRe: File System Performance
Mike Castle wrote:
>
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 02:36:08PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > /* Detect if outputting to "/dev/null". */
> > {
> > static char const dev_null[] = "/dev/null";
> > struct stat dev_null_stat;
> >
> > dev_null_output =
> > (strcmp (archive_name_array[0], dev_null) == 0
> > || (! _isrmt (archive)
> > && stat (dev_null, &dev_null_stat) == 0
> > && S_ISCHR (archive_stat.st_mode)
> > && archive_stat.st_rdev == dev_null_stat.st_rdev));
> > }
> >
> > It's actually a bug. I may _want_ an ISREG /dev/null...
>
> Doesn't the S_ISCHR() handle that case?
>

No. It is: if (A || B)
If A is true, B is not even evaluated.
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