Re: [PATCH] Ext4: Make file creation time, i_version andi_generation available by xattrs

From: Jeremy Allison
Date: Mon Jun 28 2010 - 12:58:33 EST

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:33:10AM -0500, Steve French wrote:
> It would be easy enough to do something similar for crtime for cifs
> (it may also be possible to do something similar to
> i_generation and i_version at least for smb2 but haven't
> experimented to see which servers could return something
> similar to version and generation). I did have a request for
> someone doing a backup application over cifs to return creation
> time so at least this would make sense.

We already have code in Samba to detect "birthtime"
(st_btime) as a returned member of a stat struct.

This already works on many other platforms, so I'd
rather just have Linux stat fixed to work with

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