Subject: Re: Removing tmpfs' experimental status
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/23/2006 20:20:00
On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 09:20:41PM +0930, Brett Lymn wrote:
> Not a bug but it means that fileassoc will not work on that
> filesystem.  Really, generating a fh is not that hard, it just has to
> be something that can uniquely identify the file on the file system.
> At a guess, in your case, it could be the address of the file node in
> memory... it really does not matter as long as it's unique :)

And it is persistent across machine reboots......
Even if you can detect a stale filehandle, an NFS client that has done
a hard mount will retry for ever after the server reboots.


David Laight: