Re: NWFS rename() problem

From: Jeff V. Merkey (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 16:59:27 EST

Andi Kleen wrote:
> 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
> yourself)
> 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.

So if I make them unique across all volumes for the fs driver (i.e. a
counter in the driver that generates unique numbers across all volumes)
this should work? Yes?


> -Andi
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