Martin von Loewis (
Sun, 16 Nov 1997 23:12:59 +0100

> > That's certainly not the only thing that changing inode numbers screws
> > up. If you were following the NFS thread: the filehandle given to the
> > client might be kept while the server machine is rebooted.
> This only applies to NFS. It doesn't apply to a locally mounted
> file system.

Right. So you don't want to export your file system?

> I never stated inode numbers were meaningless outside the kernel,
> but the output of "ls -i" is meaningless when using virtual inode
> numbers.

Yes, and they also do not have the semantics that programs expect.