On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 22:46:04 -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > It might work in the special case where nothing > on the filesystem is ever moved or removed, and no hard links are > ever added. > > As a simple example, suppose I have directories foo and foo/bar, > and file foo/baz, with i(foo) == 15, i(foo/baz) == 20, and > i(foo/bar) == 25, satisfying your criterion. If I do > > mv foo/baz foo/bar > > (so baz is now foo/bar/baz), I will have i(foo/bar) == 25 and > i(foo/bar/baz) == 20.
Thank you for this example. So I cannot assume inode numbers to be in a specific order. It will force me to do what I originally intended to do: Iterate from 2 up to the maximal number and then check the availability, and, if given, "trace back" the ".. chain" to an existing directory entry point - or re-create one, if it is missing, too. Will be a lot of work, but I think I can learn much from this. Remember, kids: Learning is fun. :-) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"