[Dirvish] dirvish: no incremental on Mac OS 10.4

Robin Ericsson lobbin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 05:33:50 PDT 2006


On 10/27/06, Bernd Haug <haug at berndhaug.net> wrote:
> Why the OS would open files for writing(!) randomly, changing the
> mtime, I can't understand, but given the way they implemented
> Aliases apart from softlinks and how they botched hardlinks (see my
> other message, I wrote those in parallel) I wouldn't put it past them.

HFS+ works like that. If you open a file less that 16M (or something)
it tries to defrag the file on the fly. However, I don't think a
hidden FS feature like this would touch mtime though.

-- 
        regards,
        Robin


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