Re: knfsd and system crashes

Alan Cox (
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 08:42:15 +0000 (GMT)

> > It's never fully documented, but I believe that i_version is solely for
> > the benefit of NFS. Could someone who understands the details of the
> > NFS protocol explain what the file handle version number is used for?
> ROFL! Okay, so who's gonna argue with me again about the kernel
> code being "self documenting"! As Kelly Bundy would say,
> "the prostitution rests" :-)

i_version was (I assume still is) used by an inode put and other code
to check if it needs to issue a new nfs_getattr or set calls when it
works on the inode