Re: [dev] [sbase] [patch] Completely ignore character and block devices in tar(1)

From: sin <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:12:59 +0000

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 04:07:28PM +0000, Nick wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 04:00:10PM +0000, sin wrote:
> > Which means that on a system that doesn't have those macros, it will
> > ignore char/blk devices.
> >
> > I am inclined to keep the warning messages there for those cases.
> Is it likely that there are there any systems that don't have those
> macros, but which would support character & block devices?

Very unlikely - I don't see how this would be possible. It is possible
however that those macros are instead implemented as static inline functions
in some header, in which case we would silently fail to use them.

> only systems that don't have them be those for whom character &
> block devices aren't a relevant concept (e.g. Haiku)? If so, the
> warning seems unnecessary.

Yeah, I tend to agree here.
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