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SubjectRe: Alright, I give up. What does the "i" in "inode" stand for?
On Fri, 2002-07-19 at 10:20, wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 09:38:57PM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 06:33:54PM -0400, Rob Landley wrote:
> > > I've been sitting on this question for years, hoping I'd come across the
> > > answer, and I STILL don't know what the "i" is short for. Somebody here has
> > > got to know this. :)
> >
> > Incore node, I believe. In the original Unix code there was dinode and
> > inode if I remember correctly, for disk node and incore node.
> So what was that program that was used to fix file system errors called? Started
> with a "d". I remembered the name up until a few years ago when I said
> something about fixing filesystems with whatever it was and adb in front of Dave Miller
> who seemed ready to rush me off to the museum to be exhibited in the paleology section.
> Now I'm too old to even remember the name.

Sure you're not thinking of "fsdb"?


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