Re: [PATCH 0/3] Extended file stat functions

From: Bernd Schubert
Date: Tue Jun 29 2010 - 17:53:28 EST

On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, David Howells wrote:
> Bernd Schubert <bernd.schubert@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Ah, great, so already there :) I was looking for st_gen, as it is called
> > that way on BSD. And as BSD already has it for a long time, shouldn't
> > linux use the BSD identifier?
> Sure. I guess you'd also want it to be a u64?

Hmm, as far as I can see, BSD has u32. I only need it to verify for recycled
inodes and at least for me the probability of a recyled inode + 32 bit
generation number that overflew to exactly the same value as the previous
inode had would be sufficiently small.

Thanks a lot for your work on this,
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