Raymond At 06:53 AM 12/4/2002, you wrote:
It makes sense that the file size doesn't include the size of the name of a file or other meta data that the file system adds. However, users add attributes to files. Attributes can become big. Users are concerned about disk space and how much they are using. Users (me, for example) want to know how much space their attributes use. Be doesn't display that information. It doesn't do something a user wants. Therefore it is a bug.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruno G. Albuquerque" <bga@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 4:50 AM Subject: [openbeos] Re: Incorrect File Sizes
> On Tue, 3 Dec 2002, Scott MacMaster wrote: > > > I just noticed that Be doesn't correctly calculate file sizes. I'm not sure > > of the details but I think the bug is probably in the BFS rather then > > tracker. I wonder if this has been dealt with in OpenBFS? > > > > The bug is simply, the size of attributes aren't added to the file size. > > It is not a bug. Attributes are metadata, not directly part of the file > data. For instance, no filesystem adds the size of the name o the file, > the permision bits and all other possible metadata to the size of the > file. > > -Bruno > > > >
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