Subject: Re: wedges and what does that mean?
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: current-users
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." |
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