Musing on: Detect renamed files and handle by renaming instead
eli-list at experthost.com
Thu Mar 3 15:57:25 GMT 2005
> Is there some philosophical or practical reason why rsync
> cannot use some persistent external database to map remote
> inodes to local inodes?
No idea if this is done or not, but couldn't inodes be recycled if a file is
deleted and the inode marked free? Then the error of renaming might be done
- unless you mixed it with date/file size info too or something. Also, do
*all* file system types use inodes in the same way? And what about
filesystems remotely mapped in which maybe you don't have access to real
Just brainstorming - I could be all wrong.
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