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SubjectRe: [Re: Inodes]
> The inode numbers are "invented" by the MS-DOS filesystem driver.  In
> the particular case of the "msdos" driver I believe it uses the
> location of the directory entry (the functional equivalent of the
> inode) on disk.

They are generated basically at random with a uniqueness test and may change
once nobody is referencing the inode. Directory entry breaks across rename..
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