Listing a directory using the file system session

Emery Hemingway emery at ...261...
Thu Dec 15 15:32:06 CET 2016

Hello Martijn,

The File_system client in the VFS library is the only example that I can think of
for reading directory entries. I would recommend using the VFS library rather than
using a File_system session directly, the library is easier to use and this would
give you a lot more power for free, such as merging the same directory present in
multiple File_system sessions.

Emery Hemingway

On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 01:42:45PM +0100, Martijn Verschoor wrote:
> Dear Genode community,
> I’m looking for a way to list the files (nodes) in a directory using a file system session. Amongst other, I studied the File_system::Session and file_system/utils.h but cannot find a hook to get started. I see that reading the directory nodes is supported -> this returns the Directory_entry struct with information about the directory itself, but not about the nodes the directory contains (right?). Is there a way retrieve the latter?
> Any help is appreciated!
> Met vriendelijke groet / kind regards,
> Martijn Verschoor
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