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SubjectRe: [Re: Inodes]


On Mon, 14 May 2001, Andreas Dilger wrote:

> Just to clarify, this means that the "inode numbers" reported by an
> msdos filesystem are a function of the disk-layout itself (i.e. they
> are determined at mount time), and not numbers created when the file
> is first accessed (AFAIK).

Wrong. open file. rename() it to another directory. truncate it to
zero. write to it. ->i_ino must have stayed they same. _Nothing_
on-disk that would be related to that file had stayed the same.
FAT simply doesn't allow inode numbers as functions of disk layout.

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