[lsb-discuss] Adding statfs interfaces

Robert Schweikert rjschwei at abaqus.com
Fri Dec 15 15:04:01 PST 2006


On Fri, 2006-12-15 at 17:11 -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 01:54:20PM -0800, 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.  
> 
> Are we sure that's why people are requesting statfs/fstatfs?  I would
> have assumed it's because application progams want to know how much
> free space and perhaps free inodes are available in a particular
> filesystem.  Most application shouldn't need to know the underlying
> filesystem type of a particular file or directory --- but many might
> want to know free space information.

For us the underlying file system is of interest. Files provided via NFS
are treated differently, we need to do more caching of data etc.

> 
> 						- Ted
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