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

On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 07:48:58AM +0200, Tomas Szepe wrote:
> > 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 ;)

> 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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