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To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: mtime preservation
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:37:01 -0800
Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:14:20 -0700
> Denis Dupeyron <calchan@g.o> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Ciaran McCreesh
>> <ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:
>>> I honestly don't think we should be going anywhere with this until
>>> Portage is using a mechanism that guarantees correct sub-second
>>> resolution preservation in all cases.
>> Any idea, or even the beginning of one, of how to make that happen?
> 
> My understanding is that someone with Python knowledge would have to
> write an external C library that provides a replacement for stat and a
> wrapper for either utimensat or futimens.

Alternatively, we could simply make portage spawn the mv binary
whenever rename fails (it fails when the source and destination are
on different devices). Although it's relatively slow, it should
solve the problem.
-- 
Thanks,
Zac


References:
Agenda (draft) for November meeting 2009-11-09
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: Agenda (draft) for November meeting 2009-11-09
-- Ciaran McCreesh
mtime preservation (was: Agenda (draft) for November meeting 2009-11-09)
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: mtime preservation (was: Agenda (draft) for November meeting 2009-11-09)
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: mtime preservation
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: Re: mtime preservation
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: Re: mtime preservation
-- Denis Dupeyron
Re: Re: mtime preservation
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: mtime preservation
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: mtime preservation
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: mtime preservation
-- Denis Dupeyron
Re: mtime preservation
-- Ciaran McCreesh
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