FUSE, symbolic links and special files
Thu Aug 25 15:59:00 GMT 2016
On Aug 25 10:46, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> On 8/25/2016 9:16 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Aug 25 09:04, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> >> On 8/25/2016 8:45 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>> Since when is this RP method available? Unfortunately the above MSDN
> >>> page doesn't tell... Was it already available with Vista? Does anybody
> >>> know?
> >> #define IO_REPARSE_TAG_NFS
> >> was added in the Windows 8.0 DDK.
> > Thank you. Too bad, so we have to stick to the EA method to accommodate
> > Vista and W7.
> I don't believe there is any restriction from using this tag on Vista or
> Win7. It will be stored on NTFS just as any other Reparse Tag would be.
> NTFS and ReFS will ignore it just as they would on Win8 or Win10.
Sorry, but I don't grok that. Why would I create a reparse point on
NTFS with this value? This RP type would only be interesting if I can
access the information for files on a non-Windows remote filesystem to
indicate special file types.
Granted, it *could* be used by Cygwin on NTFS to indicate Cygwin's own
implementations of AF_LOCAL sockets or fifos. Or even for symlinks.
But that would only introduce YA symlink type which would be unusable
from non-Cygwin applications.
Or am I missing something?
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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