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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-dev] Re: [PATCH] sparc32: wrong type of nlink_t

On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 12:45:34PM -0400, Chris Mason wrote:
> > > read the -noleaf description on the find man page to see why we need to
> > > set the directory link count to 1 when we are lying to userspace about
> > > the actual link count on directories.
> >
> > There is nothing about nlink == 1 means assume -noleaf, so it should not work
> > with old way too, right? Have anybody verified? ;)
> I remember that happening during the initial discussions for the link
> patch. 1 was chosen as the best way to do it, since it was a flag to
> various programs that the unix directory link convention was not being
> followed.
> > Actually patch might be easily modified to represent i_nlink == 1 for
> > large directories, but still maintain correct on-disk nlink count.
> Right.

Ok, I will come up with revised patch tomorrow and do 2.5 port (and
advise Vitaly about reiserfsck part)

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