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Re: stat/fstat incompatibility w/ unix sockets

On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 06:47:39PM -0500, Paul Swartz wrote:
> On 20 Feb 2003 at 22:40, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > As you can see, there's also nothing which would help you in using the
> > result to identify the sockets as being the same.  Even the timestamps
> > aren't identical.
> No one field can say it's the same file.  All of them together, or a 
> sufficiently large number of them, does.

Nope.  How should they?  The really interesting fields are not identical
as e. g. st_dev, st_ino, st_mode, st_ctime.  Anyway, that's not a Cygwin
issue anymore.

> Even if it isn't completely portable, at the very least, things like the 
> uid/gid definatly shouldn't change.  The ctime/mtime probably shouldn't 
> either, I'm less sure about atime.  I don't have a copy of POSIX, does that 
> say anything about the stat/fstat semantics?



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