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    SubjectRe: Finding hardlinks
    >> This sounds like a bug to me. It seems like we should have a one to one
    >> correspondence of filehandle -> inode. In what situations would this not be the
    >> case?
    > Well, the NFS protocol allows that [see rfc1813, p. 21: "If two file handles from
    > the same server are equal, they must refer to the same file, but if they are not
    > equal, no conclusions can be drawn."]
    > As an example, some file systems encode hint information into the filehandle
    > and the hints may change over time, another example is encoding parent
    > information into the filehandle and then handles representing hard links
    > to the same file from different directories will differ.

    BTW. how does (or how should?) NFS client deal with cache coherency if
    filehandles for the same file differ?

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