Subject: Re: atime mtime ctime
To: None <>
From: Takahiro Kambe <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/23/2000 11:23:31
In message <>
	on Wed, 22 Nov 2000 11:35:56 -0800,
	"Aaron J. Grier" <> wrote:
> any time a new (as in, not previously existing) file name (including
> pathname to the root of the mount point) is introduced on a file system,
> attach to that filename a time.
But it is impossible as far as file name and file's meta data are
stored separately; directory and inode, it could be applied to file
systems under /usr/src/sys/ufs.

> having a creation time as defined above answers the question "how long
> has that filename existed in the filesystem?"  a question that currently
> cannot be answered with ffs.  (perhaps lfs can answer it?)
Maybe it's impossible on lfs, too.  Under ufs based file system,
creation time of inode could be kept, but filename couldn't.

Takahiro Kambe <>