Re: Bug or feature?

Hello, Thomas!

> A quick shot in the dark, without looking at the code: would it be
> possible to add an mtime based sanity check for "file-based" VFSs (eg.
> archives, patchfs, debfs, rpmfs ... as opposed to ftpfs, smbfs, fish,
> ...), and enforce a "Free VFS now" if the original file has been
> modified since it (or its contents) was cached?

Yes.  This would require some common code called from open_archive() for
tar, cpio and extfs filesystems.  In addition to mtime, we may want to use
more attributes (inode, size).

I'm adding this to the TODO list for version 4.6.1.

Pavel Roskin

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