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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-dev] Re: [PATCH] sparc32: wrong type of nlink_t
> > >    Does the internal reiserfs nlink value translate directly
> > > to what stat() puts in st_nlink?
> > > It really doesn't matter. Even if you have some huge value that can't
> > > be represented in st_nlink, you can report to the user that st_nlink
> > > is NLINK_MAX.
> > > This is one possible solution to this whole problem.
> > And a pretty straightforward one, too. Convert the internal reiserfs
> > link stuff to an unsigned short, find NLINK_MAX using the code I posted
> Too bad it is 32bit nlink field in on disk format ;)

Oh! What a confession. :)

> > last night (or maybe simply grab it from userspace includes) and add
> > a check to your stat() code to return NLINK_MAX if necessary.
> Ok, I think I will rework it to something sensible, because current code is
> somewhat a mess and corrupt correct nlink value on overflows. Hm.

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