Subject: Re: large inode numbers
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/17/2003 17:46:55
I can imagine a nasty failure case, such as mounting a flash device
for a camera or transfer-dongle, and copying all files off it into a
real filesystem.

Later, you get burned because all the empty files ended up as
hardlinks to eachother on the real filesystem, and changing one of
them has unexpected side effects.

It just seems like a bad idea :-(