several more bugs found by coreutils

Christopher Faylor
Tue Feb 1 21:50:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 08:58:03PM +0000, wrote:
>readdir() populates the dirent.d_ino member with a hashed filename,
>regardless of whether the file is located on NTFS and actually has an
>inode.  This means that readdir() and stat()'s idea of inode are
>different, and this breaks the pwd program (it tries to find a
>directory member in ".." using readdir that has the same node as "."
>according to stat).

This is not going to be fixed.  It's a longstanding problem.  There is
no eay way to fix it which would not engender a slowdown in readdir
for a little-used feature.


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