> The purpose of these values is to allow to notice a change on the file system 
> without going through the actual file data. Duplicating st_mtime would be 
> pointless.

Well, I agree with the first statement. I disagree with the 2nd. It’s not 
pointless to fix a problem, and in theory the creation date of a file can never 

> Don't do that then. Use core.trustctime.

I am. Unfortunately, my problem isn’t solved by that alone. Perhaps this 
deserves its own thread, but on Windows the st_ino field is set to zero. This 
can also trigger a false positive, causing the whole cache to be rebuilt 


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