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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:59:00 +1100
From: James B <>
Subject: Re: Compatability: aufs-utils needs GNU extensions to nftw

I am the developer Isaac was talking about.

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Rich Felker <> wrote:

> Are you sure it really _needs_ them? They seem to be mostly
> optimizations to avoid walking uninteresing parts of the tree, and it
> should be possible to achieve the same behavior (aside from time
> wasted walking uninteresting stuff) with minor changes to the callback
> function...
> You are right that they are optimisations; that would be my guess too. The
utilities need to scan through all directories and files on multiple
filesystems - the more layer added to aufs, the worse it would be. Thus it
needs any optimisation it can get. I'm not the author of aufs-utils so I
can't be so sure.

Right now I managed to get it compiled with uclibc so at least the size
problem is resolved in the interim, but I prefer to use musl if possible.


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