Subject: Re: wedges and what does that mean?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Aaron J. Grier <email@example.com>
Date: 09/08/2006 20:51:34
On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 12:05:49AM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> NFS assumes that file handles don't change across a server reboot.
> Since, traditionally, the NFS file handle is a composite of the disk
> major/minor, the inode and the inode generation number, if your file
> system doesn't have a fixed dev_t or fixed inode numbers you are
> somewhat stuffed.
the keyword being "traditionally." seems like there should be a way of
uniquely identifying wedges irregardless of enumeration order using some
"in band" method that could be used instead of dev_t.
Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | firstname.lastname@example.org
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