Subject: list of "zombie" inodes in kernel?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Todd Whitesel <email@example.com>
Date: 07/17/1998 22:49:54
The following appeared on netbsd-users recently:
> On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Brian C. Grayson wrote:
> > I'd bet that if you rebooted, df and du would agree.
> Yes, the space was reclaimed after a reboot:
> Thanks for the help :-)
Am I correct in theorizing that there is a list in the kernel somewhere that
holds the inodes which have 0 filesystem refcounts but are still open in at
least one process and therefore cannot be freed just yet?
A summary of how many blocks are in "zombie" state would be a darn nifty
extra to have in 'df'. Where in the kernel and/or libkvm would I start
looking for this hypothetical list of "zombie" blocks?
toddpw @ best.com