Re: NWFS rename() problem

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 16:54:02 EST

On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 01:49:20PM -0600, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> It sounds like inode numbers are arbitrary, and so long as I have cached
> a hash structure in the inode (which I do), I can just make up inode
> numbers for files (provided they are unique), and use the
> inode->generic_ip pointer to access the actual directory number.
> Is this correct?

Just note that you'll break the NFS server when you don't have stable
inode numbers in your file system (at least in 2.2, 2.4 or 2.5 may get an
better "file key" interface so that you could manage nfs file handles

Also there are applications that make assumption about the inode numbers --
like the popular maildir format. They should be better unique over the
file system, not just over the referenced inodes.

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