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Re: [patch] glob: resolve DT_UNKNOWN via is_dir

From: DJ Delorie
Subject: Re: [patch] glob: resolve DT_UNKNOWN via is_dir
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 17:38:11 -0500

Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com> writes:
> I thought the bug is that it's not actually a hint?  That DT_UNKNOWN
> here leads to incorrect results in glob?

All the DT_* are hints, according to the man pages, which say that
DT_UNKNOWN must be handled by the caller.  So I guess it depends on
whether the original developers knew this and weren't worried about
accuracy, or if there were no filesystems that ever returned DT_UNKNOWN
for regular files, so it was decided to always include "I don't know"'s
as a "future proofing" option.

Doesn't matter to me either way, of course.

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