[lsb-discuss] Adding statfs interfaces

Thorsten Kukuk kukuk at suse.de
Thu Dec 14 23:37:05 PST 2006

On Thu, Dec 14, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:

> It appears the whole point of the requested fstatfs 
> interface is to be able to determine the file system
> type on which a given file resides.  The problem is,
> I'm not aware of a canonical source for the 
> identifiers. You can find them by grepping around in
> headers in /usr/include/linux, and you find one per
> file system type but everywhere I look I get a 
> different list - not different numbers, but a
> different set of file system identifiers.

Hm, I don't really understand what you mean here, can you give
an example?

> So in an effort to keep things simple, is
> there a need for identifying specific filesystems
> /other than/ NFS?

Yes, for example all the windows filesystems, which don't support
all of the features a real linux filesystem supports.


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