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SubjectRe: sysfs regression: wrong link counts
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 02:27:17PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:10:59PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > Isn't there some other "proper" way of doing this in userspace, or is
> > > this really the correct way?
> >
> > You can look at the S_IFMT bits and stuff however link count indicating
> > number of subdirectories is a standard Unix thing and used by many quite
> > mundane tools as an optimisation.
>
> Ah, yeah, that is easier.
>
> Eric, care to fix this or want me to revert it?

Fix _what_? Userland shite quoted upthread? Because that's where the bug
is - the mundane tools mentioned by Alan treat 1 in st_nlink as "no
information about the number of subdirectories". And shite might be too
mild a term for the little gem in question, really...


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