Subject: Re: fstat() and cloned devices
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/07/2007 23:23:59
>> If fstat() returns -1 errno is set to 45 (EOPNOTSUPP) which is not
>> listed on the man page for fstat().
> Realistically, fstat on an arbitrary object can fail with almost any
> error, depending on what filesystem code backs the object you're
> looking at.  Trying to enumerate all the possibilities in the man
> pages is a losing battle, and in general the errors listed should be
> treated as representative rather than comprehensive.

Then fstat(2) really needs to be updated to make this clear.  In
general, the lists of errnos are (or at least are represented as)

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