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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cowlinks v2
On Sat, 3 April 2004 12:47:58 -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>
> And a few scenarios to hopefully make things clear.
>
> So your fs starts out as:
>
> /file1 -> ino1 (link count 2) -> data block #1
> /file2 -> ino1 (link count 2) -> data block #1
>
> file1 is only 4K long, so I only need to describe one data block.
>
> Actions:
>
> cowcopy(file2, file3):
>
> /file1 -> ino1 (link count 2) -> ino2 (link count 2) -> data block #1
> /file2 -> ino1 (link count 2) -> ino2 (link count 2) -> data block #1
> /file3 -> ino3 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 2) -> data block #1
>
>
> copyfile(file3, file4):
>
> /file1 -> ino1 (link count 2) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
> /file2 -> ino1 (link count 2) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
> /file3 -> ino3 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
> /file4 -> ino4 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
>
> unlink(file2):
>
> /file1 -> ino1 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
> /file3 -> ino3 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
> /file4 -> ino4 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
>
> link(file4, file5):
>
> /file1 -> ino1 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
> /file3 -> ino3 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
> /file4 -> ino4 (link count 2) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
> /file5 -> ino4 (link count 2) -> ino2 (link count 3) -> data block #1
>
> write(file3):
>
> /file1 -> ino1 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 2) -> data block #1
> /file3 -> ino3 (link count 1) -> data block #2
> /file4 -> ino4 (link count 2) -> ino2 (link count 2) -> data block #1
> /file5 -> ino4 (link count 2) -> ino2 (link count 2) -> data block #1
>
> write(file5):
>
> /file1 -> ino1 (link count 1) -> ino2 (link count 1) -> data block #1
> /file3 -> ino3 (link count 1) -> data block #2
> /file4 -> ino4 (link count 2) -> data block #3
> /file5 -> ino4 (link count 2) -> data block #3
>
> write(file1):
>
> /file1 -> ino1 (link count 1) -> data block #1 (with modified contents)
> /file3 -> ino3 (link count 1) -> data block #2
> /file4 -> ino4 (link count 2) -> data block #3
> /file5 -> ino4 (link count 2) -> data block #3
>
> Does this make things clear?

Almost. What exactly do cowcopy() and copyfile() do? They look the
same, so why the difference?

Jörn

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