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SubjectRe: [Re: Inodes]
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Followup to:  <20010514073547.12678.qmail@nwcst284.netaddress.usa.net>
By author: Blesson Paul <blessonpaul@usa.net>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Hi J
> You misunderstood my question. Let take an example.
> Let I have a msdos partition. No msdos files has inode numbers, right. Let I
> mount that msdos partition. Then what happens, That is my question. Will the
> inode numbers are assigned to all msdos files at mounting time itself
>

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.

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