thumbnail mtime, ctime

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu Mar 27 12:20:02 PDT 2008

Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak wrote:
>Unfortunately, the 1-second resolution causes problems sometimes (a file
>can change twice in a second!), and the use of mtime means that
>permissions changes do not trigger a re-thumbnailing. Both of these are
>"real" issues that do occur.

Why should you re-thumbnail an image after it changed permissions? The 
only reason I can see for that is if was readable and no isn't any 

The two options are to delete the thumbnail because now you can't read the 
full image anyways, or not do anything (the image has not changed). 
Either way, I don't see the point in having ctime as a change-detection 

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