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SubjectRe: is there a way to export a fat32 file system using nfs?


On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Neil Brown wrote:

> Call fat_iget(i_location).
> If this finds something, check i_logstart.
> If it matches, assume SUCCESS.
>
> Then comes the tricky bit: read the directory entry
> indicated by i_location, check the i_logstart is right,
> if it is, try to get it into the inode cache properly.

Uh-huh. Suppose that directory had been removed and space had been
reused by a regular file. Which had been filled with the right
contents. It's really not hard to do. Now, remove that file and
you've got a nice data corruption waiting to happen.

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