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SubjectRe: ISO-9660 Rock Ridge gives different links different inums
Peter Chubb <> said:


> The problem is that in Unix the fundamental identity of a file is
> the tuple (blkdev, inum); names are merely indices (links) that resolve to
> that tuple. Personally, I'd swap to a pair of system calls to map
> name to (blkdev, inum), and open(blkdev, inum). Think of the inode
> number as a unique within-filesystem index.

That way any joker can go ahead and open any file, without any regard to
permission bits on the directories that lead there. Not nice.
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