Andrew E. Mileski (
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 19:07:41 -0500 (EST)

> > 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.
> I grepped the source of fileutils 3.15 for st_ino, and this is what I
> found. Please note that you could have done that easily yourself:

Now, now, don't get nasty. I thank you for your effort though.

> So if you implement funny inode number semantics, you are going to
> break half of /bin. what are the alternatives? [We've come full circle.]

Andrew E. Mileski