Re: For review: open_by_name_at(2) man page

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Tue Mar 18 2014 - 09:07:31 EST

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 01:35:06PM +0100, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
> Indeed! I don't know quite what I was smoking as I reviewed that piece.
> In fact, I started writing this page a long time ago, but then other
> events intervened, and it was a long time before I came back to it recently.
> Certainly, when I produced that shell session log, things proceeded
> (almost) as shown. I'm guessing that what happened is that I by
> accident edited out a line
> rm cecilia.txt
> just before
> echo 'Warum?' > cecilia.txt
> Fixed now. (In that case of course, it is of course a matter of chance
> whether the pathname is re-created with the same i-node number, but if
> you are quick, it often is. I'll add some explanation to the page.)

That's why the file handles contain a generation counter that gets
incremented in this case.

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