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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] storage: List directory volumes for dir/fs/netfs pools



On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 01:25:24PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 05/26/2011 12:58 PM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 02:10:24PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> >> Since directories can be used for <filesystem> passthrough, they are
> >> basically storage volumes. Not sure if anyone has an opinion about
> >> not listing directories like ., .., or lost+found, but this patch
> >> doesn't do anything explicit with them.
> > 
> > I think we should skip '.', '..', and 'lost+found' since they
> > are special items, not things that can be used as volumes.
> 
> Definitely skip '.' and '..'.
> 
> 'lost+found' might be a legitimate real directory at non-mount points,
> but skipping it is okay by me.

Also it's not called "lost+found" on all systems.  On Macs it's called
"Lost and Found", and my Android phone has a directory called
"LOST.DIR" although I'm not sure in the latter case if that's just an
ordinary trash folder or acts as a true lost+found in the fsck sense.
I think it's safer not to skip anything except "." and "..".

Rich.

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