Re: what is our answer to ZFS?

From: Alan Cox
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 14:47:31 EST

On Maw, 2005-11-22 at 10:17 -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> That assumption is probably made because that's what POSIX and Single
> Unix Specification define: "The st_ino and st_dev fields taken together
> uniquely identify the file within the system." Don't blame code that
> follows standards for breaking.

It was a nice try but there is a giant gotcha most people forget. Its
only safe to make this assumption while you have all of the
files/directories in question open.

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