Re: NFS Client patch

From: Rob Landley (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 04:57:34 EST

On Sunday 22 July 2001 22:02, Horst von Brand wrote:
> Rob Landley <> said:
> > On Thursday 19 July 2001 14:24, Pavel Machek wrote:
> [...]
> > > > No, if the file was removed, it still tells you where to start your
> > > > search. A missing filename is just as good a marker as a present
> > > > one.
> > >
> > > And if new file is created with same name?
> >
> > The same thing that happens as if a new file was inserted BEFORE your
> > cursor, in the part of the directory you've already looked at. You
> > ignore it.
> Who says that if I've got files A, B, C, D, and delete B, and create a new
> B, whatever underlying directory structure there is will place it where the
> old B was? It might reuse holes before A...

I suppose the assumption was that the directory entries are returned in
alphabetically sorted order, even if the underlying filesystem doesn't do
that. Maybe this is a waste of effort on the server's part (and
generating/maintaining other sorts of cookies aren't?), but it also seems
fairly easy to make it work. (I could easily be missing something obvious...)

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