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Re: fatfs locking

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: fatfs locking
Date: 13 Apr 2002 18:36:22 -0700
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marco@linuxrulez.nl writes:

> FAT doesn't have inodes, so fatfs has to lock the node of the
> directory that contains the node for which diskfs_cached_lookup is
> called. 

This is the root misconception.  FAT *does* have inodes.  What it
doesn't have is *disk inodes*.  Or rather, it *does* have disk inodes,
which are physically stored in the parent directory, and there is a
rule that non-directory files can have only one link.


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