Re: Sysctl updates for 2.1.55

Christopher Horn (
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 18:30:58 -0400

Bill Hawes wrote:

> The inode-max and inode-nr variables are still used, though maybe
> they'll go away sometime.

inode-nr is just the first two entries in the inodes_stat structure, so
I figured why duplicate the entries in two places?

max_inodes is assigned NR_INODE which it picks up from fs.h, but it is
not referenced anywhere else in the kernel, aside from having a sysctl
entry. Seems kind of pointless to keep to me.