Re: [dev] requirements of build systems

From: NRK <>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2022 17:54:22 +0600

On Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 12:10:27AM +0200, Petros Pateros wrote:
> However, it was pointed out to me that relying on mtime can give wrong results,
> for example:
> (a) if the clock is set backwards or in case of insufficient granularity in mtime
> then a file that gets modified might have the same mtime
> (b) an mmap(2)-ed file can get modified but its mtime might not get updated
> soon enough

How likely is it for these situations to occur in practice? If these are
practical problems, then it makes sense to solve them. Otherwise I think
it's best not to waste resource solving theoretical problems.

Received on Tue Feb 01 2022 - 12:54:22 CET

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Tue Feb 01 2022 - 13:36:07 CET