Extended file stat: Splitting file- and fs-specific info?

Christoph Hellwig hch at infradead.org
Wed May 9 06:05:44 MDT 2012

On Wed, May 09, 2012 at 01:55:16PM +0200, Bernd Schubert wrote:
> The basic idea of generation numbers is to check if an inode was
> recycled, so only if the tuple of inode-number and generation-number
> matches we still have the same file. Kernel nfs

NFS does not and should not look at the inode generation.  Except for a
bit of legacy code for the old pre-Linux 2.4 filehandles it looks at the
opaque file handle returned and only interpreted by the filesystem.  Any
userspace NFS server should do the same.

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