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Re: [Cluster-devel] [GFS2 Patch] pass formal ino in do_filldir_main

On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 10:49 +0000, Steven Whitehouse wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not sure that this is the right fix. no_formal_ino is used only as a
> hash value in the lookup, the "real" lookup is always via no_addr. So we
> can alter that hash if required to just use no_addr, but I'd rather not
> have to return no_formal_ino here since we have no way to map that back
> to the disk location of the inode in general. In fact given a maximum
> sized GFS2 filesystem and enough nodes to fill it with inodes in a
> reasonable time (yes, I know thats a lot and a long time!), its not even
> certain to be unique,

NFS won't run well without this patch - I originally included this into
an "if command == nfsd" clause. Later checking into Ken's description
(in cluster-list redhat com) about this issue, I think his intention
here was that any ino returned to user space should use no_formal_ino.
And this is exactly what the filldir should be doing (by returning
no_formal_ino back to caller). 

Another option is temporarily disabling this feature and make this works
as GFS1 (with these two inode numbers identical) ? 

I like the current patch though. 

-- Wendy

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