Subject: Re: RFC: new mode bits in stat structure
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/29/1998 10:46:24
On Mon, 29 Jun 1998, Alan Barrett wrote:

: >  > #define SF_ARCHIVED     0x00010000      /* file is archived */

: If my memory serves correctly, then in the MSDOS world, that flag is just
: called the "archive" flag (not "archived" or "is archived"), and means
: "file has been modified since last backup", which is more or less the same
: as "file needs to be backed up", and the opposite of "file is archived". 

Then msdosfs _really_ needs to be fixed to negate the flag when passing it
to userland (and possibly when modifying it on-disk; I haven't checked that

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.