readdir hypothesis on struct dirent ino_t value

xavier Guerin
Wed Sep 24 19:46:00 GMT 2008

Hi guys,

I've a question related to the implementation of the readdir () function 
in the POSIX sub-folder.
File readdir.c, line 95, the function assume that if dp -> p_ino is 
equal to 0, then the entry need to be skipped.

However, I've seen no behavior hypothesis concerning the value of the dp 
-> p_ino value either in the man 2 readdir,
the man 2 getdents, or the in the readdir page in the opengroup website.

Can anyone explain why newlib's readdir behaves this way ?
Thank you for your time, guys.

Xavier Guérin

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