Suggestion to keep the type of a file or directory in the stat field st_rdev.
thiago at kde.org
Mon Mar 19 02:53:17 PDT 2012
On segunda-feira, 19 de março de 2012 12.43.37, PCMan wrote:
> Another problem is, how can you map mime-type ids to mime-type strings?
> It's not possible to hard code an array of known mime-types and look it up
> with the ids.
> Mime-types can be added to and removed from the system dynamically using
> The only possible way to do it I can think of is to have a list of known
> types and use them only.
> Or do you have a better way to do it?
Even before that: how does one set the st_rdev field to anything? There is no
setter function counterpart to stat. Changing the file size involves writing to
it; changing the UID and GID are done by chown and chgrp; the mode with chmod;
the times are done with utime and utimes.
I don't remember any function that sets the st_rdev field aside from mknod.
Moreover, I don't see any guarantee that the filesystem has room for the
st_rdev field for regular files in its on-disk format.
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