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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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