On Friday, August 14, 2015 10:46:10 PM Julian Elischer wrote: > I would like to implement this call. but would like input as to it's > nature. > The code inside the system would already appear to support handling > three elements, though it needs some scrutiny, > so all that is needed is a system call with the ability to set the > birthtime directly. > > Whether it should take the form of the existing calls but expecting > three items is up for discussion. > Maybe teh addition of a flags argument to specify which items are > present and which to set. > > ideas?
I believe these should be new calls. Only utimensat() provides a flag argument, but it is reserved for AT_* flags. I would be fine with something like futimens3() and utimensat3() (where 3 means "three timespecs"). Jilles implemented futimens() and utimensat(), so he might have ideas as well. I would probably stick the birth time in the third (final) timespec slot to make it easier to update new code (you can use an #ifdef just around ts without having to #ifdef the entire block). -- John Baldwin _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"