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stat returns wrong symlink size 
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Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2016 18:32
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Post stat returns wrong symlink size
man 2 stat wrote:
The st_size field gives the size of the file (if it is a regular file
or a symbolic link) in bytes. The size of a symbolic link is the
length of the pathname it contains, without a terminating null byte.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ntfs-3g --version
ntfs-3g 2015.3.14AR.1 integrated FUSE 28
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mkfs.ntfs /dev/vdb1 -Q
Cluster size has been automatically set to 4096 bytes.
Creating NTFS volume structures.
mkntfs completed successfully. Have a nice day.
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount /dev/vdb1 /mnt
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cd /mnt
ubuntu@ubuntu:/mnt$ ln -s foobar baz
ubuntu@ubuntu:/mnt$ stat baz
  File: 'baz' -> 'foobar'
  Size: 20           Blocks: 1          IO Block: 4096   symbolic link
Device: fd11h/64785d   Inode: 64          Links: 1
Access: (0777/lrwxrwxrwx)  Uid: (    0/    root)   Gid: (    0/    root)
Access: 2016-09-05 18:36:15.066261800 +0200
Modify: 2016-09-05 18:36:15.066261800 +0200
Change: 2016-09-05 18:36:15.066261800 +0200
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It reported "Size: 20". It should have reported "Size: 6", length of "foobar".
Confirmed on ntfs-3g 2015.3.14AR.1 and ntfs-3g 2016.2.22.

Mon Sep 05, 2016 18:41

Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 21:18
Posts: 30
Post Re: stat returns wrong symlink size
Yes, this does appear to be a bug. NTFS-3G currently uses different conventions for symlinks' st_size in different situations, such as using the size of the reparse point attribute for symlink and junction reparse points. I'm not aware of a good reason why the standard POSIX behavior isn't used. So I've sent a patch to the mailing list to update NTFS-3G to use the standard behavior.

Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:30
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