Re: [PATCH] nfs_unlink() race (was: nfs_refresh_inode: inode number mismatch)

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 00:30:10 EST

On Wed, 11 Jun 2003 wrote:
> Two different dentries for the same file is obviously not a problem...

It _is_ a problem. It does the wrong thing on any subsequent directory
operation (move or unlink).

Multiple aliased dentries have never been ok, unless the filesystem
explicitly handles them and invalidates them (ie ntfs/fat kind of things).


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