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Re: reserved fields in stat structure
>The stat structure in the stat.h include files has some "reserved fields" i.e.
> time_t st_ctime;
> short st_attr;
> short res1; /* reserved for future kernel use */
> long res2;
>Are these reserved for a known purpose at this time? I'm interested in
>using one of the long words to return data for the size of resource forks
>of Macintosh files (for MacMiNT). Is this reasonable? How does one go
>about getting the MiNT developers ok for such things?
Those fields haven't been assigned a specific use yet, but most likely
they will end up encoding extra information about file times (since the
current 2 second granularity really sucks).
I don't think we should use those fields for items like resource fork
sizes that are only applicable to one type of file system (the Mac one).
I think that for file system specific kinds of things, an Fcntl or
Dcntl call is more appropriate.
(Sorry for the delay in responding, things have been *really* hectic
here at work :-( ).