Musing on: Detect renamed files and handle by renaming instead
c172driver99820 at tagonline.com
Mon Mar 14 17:29:22 GMT 2005
> Andrew wrote:
>> 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
> deleted and the inode marked free? Then the error of renaming might be
> - unless you mixed it with date/file size info too or something.
You're right, but that's already done in skip_file(). The lookup table
would "suggest", but the usual checks would still have to be applied to
> Also, do
> *all* file system types use inodes in the same way?
I've no idea. I cherish my UNIX-centric bias <laugh>.
> And what about
> filesystems remotely mapped in which maybe you don't have access to real
> inode info?
I've no idea. Perhaps there is no solution for some file systems. Would
that mean that such a feature could not be included? Perhaps, like ACL
support, it would be included as an "add on"?
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