Re: [PATCH] ramfs: pretend dirent sizes

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Jan Blunck wrote:

I don't want to tell where these are in general, I need an easy way to
seek to the m'th directory + offset position without reading every
single dirent. With i_sizes != 0 it is straight forward to use "the
sum of the m directory's i_sizes + offset" as the f_pos to seek to.
For this purpose it is not necessary to have a "honest" i_size as long
as the i_size is bigger than the offset of the last dirent in the
You are not going to get this functionality. It is simply not how
work nowadays.  Very few file systems are going to be usable if you insist
upon this semantic.  It is simply not possible to guess, with variable sized
entries and with distributed directory structures.

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