Subject: Re: NFS file handles are guessable.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd C. Miller <Todd.Miller@cs.colorado.edu>
Date: 03/07/1997 11:29:02
In message <199703071658.LAA09575@jekyll.piermont.com>
so spake "Perry E. Metzger" (perry):
> fsirand should be incorporated into newfs as well as being standalone
> -- merging newfs and fsirand once saved me vast amounts of time in a
> high speed install system, since the disk only had to be grovelled
> once and not twice.
Also, this is probably the only way to randomize the inodes
for mfs. Why care? Well, if your kernel is going to randomize
zero'd generation numbers then a non-randomized mfs is probably
going to be slower than it should be.