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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-dev] Re: [PATCH] sparc32: wrong type of nlink_t
>    From: Tomas Szepe <szepe@pinerecords.com>
> Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 07:40:08 +0200
>
> > Our disk format has link counts > 32k
>
> 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
last night (or maybe simply grab it from userspace includes) and add
a check to your stat() code to return NLINK_MAX if necessary.

T.
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