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Re: kern/41068: tmpfs assertion
The following reply was made to PR kern/41068; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/41068: tmpfs assertion
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 15:23:27 +0000
On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:10:05AM +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>>>> This cookie scheme is clearly not workable.
>>>> Why doesn't it just assign sequence numbers to each node or something?
>>> Because Linux compat would fall apart with that rather badly.
>> Linux compat would fall over on small integers? What on earth are they
> What small numbers do you have in mind? If you don't want to do all the
> dance with checking for duplicates, you have to use 64bit numbers.
> ...and those are a problem for 32bit readdir applications.
Small integers starting at 3 and incrementing by 1?
In the worst case you'd have to run some compaction code once each
time 2 billion files were cycled through a directory.
I don't see what the problem is.
David A. Holland
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