Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT PATCH COW] proof of concept impementation of cowlinks

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sat May 08 2004 - 17:17:20 EST


> That is probably unfixable now, but you can avoid making similar
> error. Provide is_cowlinked(fd1,fd2) syscall. Pity you will
> have to use different inode numbers for cowlinks (due to tar/cp),
> and this won't fly:

is_cowlinked does not fly, either. For n files, you have to do O(n^2)
calls to find those that are linked.

You want get_cowlinked_id which can return -1 "I do not know".

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