Subject: Re: Sup, FFS and checksums.
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/13/1995 17:24:10 writes:

>is there still an unused field in the inode of a FFS?


>[Does sup have a flag for doing a content comparison instead of just
> checking ctimes?

No.  However, note that it doesn't just check the ctime; it also
checks the file size for normal files.  Sup doesn't do content
comparisons now because doing so would require reading the file, which
is much more expensive than a simple stat().
Mike Long <> 
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