[Gllug] PHP Guru's

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Mon Jul 19 14:56:44 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 01:19:57PM +0200, salsaman at xs4all.nl wrote:
> "/bin/mkdir -p" and mkdir() do two different things. As do "/bin/rm -rf"
> and rmdir() [ok, so the latter is not really applicable here].

That's not what Tet was talking about.

What happens to your code:

    com=g_strdup_printf("/bin/rm -rf %s",dir);

if the string dir contains a space, like dir = "/foo /"?

Anyway, statvfs can be called on *any* file or directory within the
filesystem.  It doesn't have to be called at the top level, and it's
both crazy and dangerous for a reporting function to be creating

> Yes, I suppose I could have done something more elegant like you suggest,
> but when singlehanedly coding 54 man years of code in just 8 years*, quick
> and ugly cut and paste often beats slower and elegant :-)
> *https://www.ohloh.net/p/lives (estimate)

Ohloh's estimates are broken.  It estimates libguestfs to have taken
16 man-years (it was something in centuries back when we included all
the generated code), not bad for something which has existed for a
little over a year and certainly does not have a team of a dozen
people behind it.


Richard Jones
Red Hat
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