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SubjectRe: ISO-9660 Rock Ridge gives different links different inums


--On Friday, January 10, 2003 14:08:59 +1100 Peter Chubb
<peter@chubb.wattle.id.au> wrote:

>
> In linux 2.5.54, multiple links to the same file on a rock-ridge CD
> have different inode numbers. This confuses cpio, tar and cp -ra
> because the multiple links are each copied separately as a single file.
>
> It'll probably also confuse NFS, but I haven't tried that.

Shouldn't do, but it will probably make the buffer cache on the server less
effective.

> Currently the inode number appears to be the offset in bytes from the
> start of the file system to the iso directory entry. Files with multiple
> directory entries (i.e., links) therefore have different inums.
>
> I don't know enough about the ISO9660 standard to be sure what's best
> to do about this.

Change it to be the offset to the data area, which should be the same for
all of them?

>
> --
> Dr Peter Chubb peterc@gelato.unsw.edu.au
> You are lost in a maze of BitKeeper repositories, all almost the same.

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