Subject: questions regarding vnode/vfs implementation
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: V. Kanchan <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/06/1997 10:10:06

Here are the questions related to vnode/vfs.

1.    Each of the filesystems i.e nfs/ufs maintain thier respective
inode hash tables. Isn't it better to have a global hash table at the
vnode layer ?. This will reduce code duplication and also better
utilization of hash tables. Am I missing something here ?

2.  Can VOP_LOCK/VOP_UNLOCK be implemented at the vnode level ?

3. what is the difference between VOP_INACTIVE and VOP_RECLAIM ?.
The sequence of calls seem's to be VOP_INACTIVE -> vgone ->

Thanks for your responses