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Brian Harring wrote:
> This discussion in generall is daft. No package can rely on
> nanonsecond resolution for installation because the most common FS out
> there (ext3) does *second* level resolution only. As such, I can
> pretty much gurantee there is *zero* packages out there that require
> nanosecond resolution for installation.
Your "guarantee" is filesystem-specific. However, if we can
establish that all known packages with timestamp preservation
requirements do their timestamp comparisons with 1-second
granularity, then we'll have a much safer (filesystem-independent)