On Thu, 26 Nov 2009 19:39:01 +0100, Jed Brown <jed at 59A2.org> wrote: > On Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:34:12 -0800, Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> wrote: > > I'm a little confused here. Notmuch only uses stat, so it should be > > looking at the target's mtime already. It actually takes special effort > > (via lstat) to get at the mtime of the link itself. > > > > So why aren't things just working? > > Because mtime doesn't change on the directory *above* the symlinks. > > I think.
Then I'm still being really dense here. The non-propagation of mtime is the with actual directories. And the code is trying to do the right thing for that. So I still don't see what's being different with the symlinks. I should probably stop exposing ignorance here on the list, and just sit down with symlinks in a mail store and see what's happening. -Carl