cvs commit: src/sys/kern vfs_subr.c src/sys/fs/devfs devfs_vnops.c

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Nov 9 22:16:21 GMT 2005

In message <200511092203.jA9M3omu013054 at>, Doug White writes

>  This is a workaround for a complicated issue involving VFS cookies and devfs.
>  The PR and patch have the details. The ultimate fix requires architectural
>  changes and clarifications to the VFS API, [...]

The proper fix is to put the cookie in the dirent and abandon the
microoptimization that UFS/FFS stores struct dirent directly on
the disk.

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