Re: [RFC][PATCH 06/10] cifs: define inode-level cache object and register them

From: David Howells
Date: Fri Jun 25 2010 - 19:04:55 EST

Jeff Layton <jlayton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> IIUC, updating mtime for a write is also an attribute change, and that
> affects ctime. According to the stat(2) manpage:

You're right. Okay, ctime is the more frequently changed.

> > Note that Ext4 appears to have a file creation time field in its inode
> > (struct ext4_inode::i_crtime[_extra]). Can Samba be made to use that?
> Is it exposed to userspace in any (standard) way? It would be handy to
> have that. While we're might also be nice to have a
> standard way to get at the i_generation from userspace too.

Not at present, but it's something that could be exported by ioctl() or

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