Subject: Re: RFC: new mode bits in stat structure
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/26/1998 10:49:04
Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jun 1998, Ted Lemon wrote:
> : > For the HSM we're building on NetBSD/alpha, I need a couple of additional
> : > mode bits to indicate two separate additional file states:
> : This means burning two more st_mode bits, but I agree with you that
> : it's the right thing to do.
> Wouldn't the better thing to do be adding flags, not mode bits?
Perhaps I'm being dense, but are flags visible to user applications?