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    Bob Taylor <brtaylor@qtpi.lakewood.ca.us> writes:

    > Hmm. I thought the file's inode WAS in the directory. Am I confused? If
    > not, then how do you get to the file?

    The inode _number_ is stored in the directory entry (for ext2fs), but
    not the inode itself.

    Michael is suggesting that since most directory accesses are followed
    by either a stat or open, we should try to save a seek.

    pjm.

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