nysus has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm seeing some weird behavior. Got this line: my @stats = stat($f);

$f is the path to a file sitting on an amazon s3 bucket. I am using s3fs to mount the bucket on my instance and the path to the file looks like a normal path, something like: /backups/backups_db/some_dir/file. The backups_db is a symlink to /s3bucket/backups_db At any rate, @stats contains values from the stat() function above but in totally random order. Here's a dump of three different files:

[DEBUG] Rex.CLI: 206 $VAR1 = [ 'gid', 1000, 'size', 325342, 'mode', '0644', 'mtime', 1623769844, 'uid', 1000, 'atime', 0 ]; [DEBUG] Rex.CLI: 206 $VAR1 = [ 'uid', 1000, 'size', 325316, 'atime', 0, 'gid', 1000, 'mode', '0644', 'mtime', 1623771735 ]; [DEBUG] Rex.CLI: 206 $VAR1 = [ 'gid', 1000, 'mtime', 1623772143, 'mode', '0644', 'atime', 0, 'uid', 1000, 'size', 325346 ];

I'm not sure if I'm just being an idiot on how to use the stat() function or if the stat() function does not work properly on a file on an s3 bucket using s3fs. If it's the latter, can this be fixed?

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Re: stat() returning values in random order for files on s3 bucket?
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Jun 15, 2021 at 21:17 UTC

    Perhaps something has pulled in something similar to File::stat and overridden the builtin stat with something providing a hash (which is getting flattened into a list and you're saving into an arrayref . . . somehow; without more context like the code producing your sample output it's hard to tell so that's just guessing)?

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Re: stat() returning values in random order for files on s3 bucket?
by nysus (Parson) on Jun 15, 2021 at 21:20 UTC