Andrew E. Mileski (
Sun, 16 Nov 1997 18:04:25 -0500 (EST)

> > 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?

Yes, I do [and I suppose this is true for all file systems].

NFS must go though the local file system on one end. It uses
file handles too, not inode numbers.

> > 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.

For reference, could you name a few other programs that want
to use inode numbers? [AFAIK, there are no system calls that
take inode numbers as args.] Thanks.

Andrew E. Mileski