coreutils-6.11-1 in release-2 area

Corinna Vinschen
Thu May 22 12:49:00 GMT 2008

On May 22 06:38, Eric Blake wrote:
> Without futimens/utimensat, there is no way to set nanosecond resolution
> (where that granularity is supported).  As far as I can tell, the only
> reason that coreutils still uses the non-standardized futimesat with a
> NULL pathname is that it provided more resolution than any standardized
> function, while supporting glibc that had not yet implemented the
> standardized futimens/utimensat.  I guess all that is needed now is a
> patch to coreutils and/or gnulib to prefer the standardized names (and
> fall back to futimesat under the hood when needed), rather than preferring
> the non-standardized name.



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