Re: 2.1.43 curious pipe-entries in / (root)

Colin Plumb (
Mon, 30 Jun 97 10:34:00 MDT

It seems that the new dcache code likes things to have names. But can't it
do the tmpfile() ting and delete them immediately after creation?
Or better yet, fake it so they aren't visible to other processes even

If the dcache code can't cope with open inodes with a zero reference count,
isn't that a bug in need of fixing? And if it can cope, why not use that
ability to get rid of this clutter.

As people have noticed, this makes making backups very awkward.