Followup to: <20000604200642.A31166@nemesis.ncsl.nist.gov>
By author: Olivier Galibert <email@example.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> On Sat, Jun 03, 2000 at 11:22:01AM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > Umm... You know, I'ld rather have a way to determine whether <foo> is a
> > mountpoint. That would be useful for things a-la tar(1), find(1), etc. -
> > ->st_dev comparison is a kludge, after all the question is about one
> > point in namespace, not two. OTOH bits in ->st_mode are scarce...
> The stat structure already has to change because of st_dev and
> st_nlink anyway, at least for 2.5. Why not adding a st_flags in the
THat would need to change every user-space program in the universe
which currently cares about this, though.
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