Re: NWFS rename() problem

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 17:11:28 EST

On Thu, 24 Aug 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> > 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?

Volumes do not matter - ->st_dev distinguishes between them.

However, I'm really curious: is there any way to exclude the record from
subdirectory? How do you store the information about records occupied by
a subdirectory?

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